Host family finding is a year-round effort that takes a mixture of many different approaches to be successful! While the most effective means have always been a person-to-person conversation and word-of-mouth marketing, building awareness of AFS in the community is also important. Newspaper articles, web postings, emails, flyers, and advertising in local media help raise the profile of AFS. Share student profiles and hosted student letters with families you know. The Placements widget of MyAFS is designed to help you showcase our awesome students.
Past Host families- Country Specific
Past Host Families- Generic
Organizations or clubs
*For additional, country-specific email templates, refer to the Champions Month Article in the Marketing Initiatives section.
Hosting Strategies and Talking Points:
*Also refer to the customizable Email and Press Release Article
AFS Facts to Share
Web Ads: to request an ad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Printable Hosting Resources:
Customizable Student Bio Cards