2020 Bay Area Host Family Application

Application Requirements

In order to apply for a Host Family position with the Youth Ambassador Program, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a home located in the Greater Bay Area.

  • Be able to host a Uruguayan or Paraguayan Youth Ambassador or Adult Mentor from January 25th to February 4th.

  • Be able to provide a bed and 3 meals a day for the Youth Ambassador or Adult Mentor.

  • Be able to provide daily transportation to and from a BART Station OR directly to our Training Center located in Oakland. **Please note that Participants CANNOT travel on any type of public transportation (Muni, BART, etc.) by themselves. Carpooling is encouraged among families in similar neighborhoods.

  • Be able to pick up your Youth Ambassador during the afternoon of Saturday, January 25th at the HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel (Fort Mason).

  • Be able to drop off your Youth Ambassador the morning of Tuesday, February 4th at the Oakland Airport.

  • Be willing to involve the Youth Ambassador or Adult Mentor in normal family activities on weekday evenings and on weekends.

  • All host families must be able to attend the required Host Family Orientation: Saturday, January 11th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Temescal Branch of the Oakland Library (5205 Telegraph ave.)

  • Be willing to submit information for a criminal background check for all family members in the home over the age of 18.

For more information, please visit the FAQ Section of the AMIGOS website, or contact AMIGOS Youth Ambassadors Program Staff at yap@amigosinternational.org.


The Youth Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government.The program is administered by World Learning in partnership with Amigos de las Américas. The implementing partners are the US Embassy in Asunción and Montevido, Fundación Paraguaya, DESEM, and Amigos de las Américas.
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Head of Household Information

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Home Address

Additional Family Members' Information

Please provide the full legal name, age, and occupation for all additional family members.

School Information

Family Information

Religious Affiliation

Dietary Retrictions



*All participants will have studied English. However, actual language ability will vary.  Spanish language is NOT a requirement to host. We only ask this questions because it may be helpful to place less advanced English speakers in households where some Spanish is spoken.


Hosting Preferences

Hosting Requirements

Serving as a Host Family is a volunteer position. AMIGOS is unable to provide financial compensation to Host Families. Please review the hosting requirements below. We recognize that there are costs involved with these requirements and we appreciate your generosity. The Youth Ambassador Program would not be possible without the support of volunteers like you!



The Youth Ambassador/Adult Mentor is required to sleep in their own bed and in a bedroom. Participants CAN share a bedroom with a member of the host family (If Participants share a room, it must be with someone of their same gender and age.)


Host Families are required to provide breakfast, a bag lunch and dinner for the Youth Ambassador/Adult Mentor on most program days.


Youth Ambassadors will participate in scheduled program activities from 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday at the Omni Commons Community Center in Oakland. AMIGOS Staff will meet Youth Ambassadors at the MacArthur BART station or at our training facility. **Please note that Participants CANNOT travel on other types of public transportation on their own (i.e. CalTrain, Bus, Ferry, etc.) in order to get to BART. 

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Short Answer Questions

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reviewing your application!