Follow the four simple steps to apply to be an AFS Host Family. Enrich your family’s life by sharing it with a young person from another culture. Join our Global Community today!

1 - Start the process!

Submit a Host Family Application Form to be connected with AFS in your community. AFS has a network of hundreds of dedicated and trained volunteers who live in the communities like yours where AFS Exchange Students are hosted.

2 - Learn More

Read Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a host family and learn about the countries where students come from. Attend an AFS Open Day or Open Night where you can meet our local volunteers, returnees and find out if hosting is for you.  A local AFS Volunteer will also guide you through the process and answer questions you may have about the hosting experience.

3 - Complete an online application

On the application, you’ll be asked to write about your household, community, lifestyle, and what is important to your family. You may apply via online here or download the application form here
If you choose to download the application form, please fill in all requested information in the form. Once the form is filled, please send it to:
AFS Malaysia
Hosting Department
A-10-2, Block A, Plaza Glomac,
Jalan SS 7/19, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

4 - Be matched with your AFS Participant

Review student profiles with your local volunteer once your application has been approved. AFS students have demonstrated an interest in immersing themselves in different cultures, so you’ll be sure to find a student that matches your interests and lifestyle.

If at anytime you have any questions regarding hosting an AFS participant, please contact the AFS local volunteer near you, or the Hosting Team at the National Office on 03 78876866 or email