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