The Summer Hosting Program is a memorable event. Read below to learn more about how it works, and contact us if you’re interested in being notified about future hosting opportunities!
How are the Children Prepared for their Trip to America?
All children matched to a host family will gather at a Colombian orphanage for a two-week “vacation” before their trip to America. During this time, the children are prepared for their journey by: meeting with a social worker and psychologist, orienting them to some aspects of American culture, and helping them learn about their host family through photos and potentially a video chat.
What Kind of Support will we Receive?
An ASC staff member will be available to you 24 hours per day during the hosting period, should any questions or issues arise. Further, a bilingual psychologist from Colombia with experience in hosting situations will make a visit to your home to provide support during the child’s stay. ASC will also host two social events during the hosting period to allow the children and host families to spend time together and with staff members from ASC and Colombia.