Important Application Notes
Phoenix Sister Cities (“PSC”) will disqualify any applicant found to have provided false or misleading information on the application or in interviews.
Applicants selected to serve as Youth Ambassadors and their families will be required to agree to PSC's participation agreements (see signature pages section below). These are legal contracts between participants and PSC.
Hosting a foreign Youth Ambassador is an integral part of the program. Applicants and their families are advised that to determine their ability to fulfill their role as a host family, the family must consent to a home inspection. Additionally, all adult residents of the host household will be required to provide necessary information for, and consent to, the running of a criminal background check on themselves. Persons aged 18 or older will be deemed adults for this purpose. Existence of a felony conviction by any adult in the household at any time in the past will be grounds for exclusion of that household to serve as a host family in the program. Results of the background checks are treated confidentially. Failure of an applicant’s household to qualify as a host family due to a felony conviction will not disqualify that applicant from serving as a Youth Ambassador.
Unusual circumstances surrounding hosting can be taken into consideration. Please discuss any potential hosting concerns with the Program Coordinator. Participants are selected exclusively based upon their individual merits demonstrated in the application and interview process.