Host an Exchange Student in San Antonio!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


201 W Sheridan StSan Antonio, TX 78204


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 three Russian undergraduates studying at Alamo Colleges 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. Three of this year’s top scholarship recipients will study at Alamo Colleges 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 .


  • Multi-Tasking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
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