Amicus connects students and families across cultures offering a school-year experience of learning, community and the adventurous life through Young Life.
Amicus is so much more than a 10-month exchange opportunity for international students to live with an American family. It's kindness personified; it's the authentic invitational life; it's daily lessons in empathy, cultural learning and understanding; it's an incubator for developing leaders; it's students stepping out in courage and adventures. Amicus connects the world one family and one student at a time! You'll get a glimpse into the world through the eyes of an international student who comes eager to embrace your family, your culture and a year of new experiences!
Amicus host families can have young children, teenagers or no children at all. Host families can be single folks or married with kids! Big hearts and a welcoming spirit are a must!
Our "Considering Hosting?" document has some good questions that will help you in determining if hosting is a good fit for you.
Read here about one high school student's experience being a host sister.
First, connect with an Amicus division coordinator in your geographic region. They can let you know which students are available for hosting.
Timeline expectations: January through May is the typical Amicus placement season. Students arrive a few days prior to the beginning of your local school year and finalize their experience at the end of June by attending Young Life camp on the East Coast and spending a few days in Washington, D.C., while preparing to go home.
We love to hear from interested host families at any time throughout the year.
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