Resources for Recruiting Welcome Families

Resources for Recruiting Welcome Families

As part of the AFS-USA campaign to recruit Welcome Families for our exchange students who have not yet been matched with a host family, we’ve updated this article on Help & Learning with a variety of new resources! These resources include easy-to-use talking points, social media templates, email templates, and more. We recently updated this blog post, which includes FAQs and information to:

  1. Outline the benefits of being a welcome family
  2. Describe the impact of hosting, even in short term
  3. Provide testimonials of students who had great experiences with their Welcome Family

We encourage you to use these resources when recruiting families, or as a jumping off point to generate new ideas and start conversations! As you know, Welcome Families enable students to arrive on time and often end up as permanent hosts. Please reach out to if you have any questions. Thank you all for your help in placing our exchange students with loving hosts, both short-term and long-term!

With gratitude,

The AFS-USA Marketing Team