Be an Ambassador! Host an Exchange Student!

  • Missoula, MT, US
  • San Antonio, TX, US
  • Morgantown, WV, US
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  • Powell, WY, US
  • West Liberty, WV, US
  • St Louis, MO, US
  • Appleton, WI, US
  • Madison, WI, US
  • Lorman, MS, US
  • Laramie, WY, US
  • Bethlehem, PA, US
  • Vermillion, SD, US

If you would like more information on 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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  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr
    Lorman, MS, US 39096
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  • University of Montana
    32 Campus Dr
    Missoula, MT, US 59812
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  • Northampton Community College
    3835 Green Pond Rd
    Bethlehem, PA, US 18020
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  • University of South Dakota
    414 E Clark St
    Vermillion, SD, US 57069
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  • University of Wyoming
    1000 E University Ave
    Laramie, WY, US 82071
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  • St. Louis Community College
    300 S Broadway
    St Louis, MO, US 63102
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  • Alamo Colleges
    201 W Sheridan St
    San Antonio, TX, US 78204
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  • Fox Valley Technical College
    1825 N Bluemound Dr
    Appleton, WI, US 54912
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  • Madison Area Technical College
    1701 Wright St
    Madison, WI, US 53704
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  • West Liberty University
    208 University Dr
    West Liberty, WV, US 26074
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  • West Virginia University
    101 Purinton House
    Morgantown, WV, US 26506
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  • Northwest College
    231 W 6th St
    Powell, WY, US 82435
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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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