Be an Ambassador! Host an Exchange Student!

  • University Center, MI, US
  • Savannah, GA, US
  • Honolulu, HI, US
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  • La Junta, CO, US
  • Thomasville, NC, US
  • Washington, DC, US
  • Fort Wayne, IN, US
  • Minneapolis, MN, US

If you are interested in hosting a YEAR student, please write to us at year@americancouncils.org.

Do you want to be a cultural ambassador for your country and help shape America's global image?

Would you like to create a lifelong bond with a young leader from the other side of the world?

Make a lasting impact on the life of a young person from Russia and volunteer to host for the YEAR Program!

American Councils is looking for families and individuals to host Russian undergraduates during the 2016-17 academic year on a competitive scholarship funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Designed to support person-to-person diplomacy and foster greater cultural understanding between our countries at a time of growing tension, the YEAR program (Year of Exchange in America for Russians) will provide full university scholarships to approximately 75 Russian students who have outstanding academic records, excellent English, and a strong interest in learning about U.S. culture. This year's scholarship recipients will study in the U.S. from August 2016 to June 2017.

Families and individuals as diverse as America itself can host YEAR students. We ask only that they be open to new cultural perspectives and ready to help a young student adapt to life abroad while providing a comfortable bed, a quiet place to study, daily meals, and friendly conversation.

No one changes the world the way host families do. Would you like to join the ranks of our most important ambassadors? For more information, write us at year@americancouncils.org .

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  • American University
    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC, US 20016
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  • University of Minnesota
    301 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN, US 55455
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  • Davidson County Community College
    297 DCCC Road
    Thomasville, NC, US 27360
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  • Otero Junior College
    1802 Colorado Ave
    La Junta, CO, US 81050
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  • Armstrong State University
    11935 Abercorn St
    Savannah, GA, US 31419
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  • Hawaii Pacific University
    1164 Bishop St
    Honolulu, HI, US 96813
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  • Ivy Tech
    4211 Hobson Court
    Fort Wayne, IN, US 46815
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  • Saginaw Valley State University
    7400 Bay Rd
    University Center, MI, US 48710
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  • Start and end dates:

    August 2016 - June 2017
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule

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