Who is eligible to host?
*All types of families are encouraged to apply. Don’t worry about being too busy – the more opportunity the student has to experience your life, the better!

What is required of an AFS Host Family?
*The opportunity to participate in your family’s daily lives and events
*The same care, support, and comfort you would give another member of your family
*A bed, not convertible or inflatable; sharing a room with a sibling of the same gender close in age is fine
*Three quality meals, including lunches and meals eaten as a family in restaurants

How are students selected?
*Be between 15-17 years old on arrival
*Demonstrate a commitment to academic motivation and possess solid grades
*Be in good health and meet the medical criteria

Does the student speak English?
*Yes, all students have a demonstrated level of proficiency in English with the goal of improving.

What is the financial obligation?
*AFS students have their own spending money for social and school activities, clothes, etc.
*You are not required to provide spending money, an allowance, or cover medical expenses.

Are Host Families paid?
*No; however, you will be entitled to a tax deduction each month that your AFS student stays in your home.

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