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Volunteer Homestay Hosts Needed for Short-Term U.S. Department of State Youth Leadership Programs

Each year, the U.S. Department of State brings international students ages 14–19 to the U.S. on short-term exchanges to explore civic engagement, leadership, community, and diversity. Students and adult mentors are selected through a competitive, merit-based application. All participants stay with host families. Home hosting is a fun and unique opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world and to share your own culture and hospitality with our visitors. Hosts provide a bed, most meals, and -- most importantly -- introduce participants to everyday life in America. We provide transportation, lunch, cell phones, and program activities weekdays 9 to 5. Evenings and weekends are free to spend with host families

2014 OPPORTUNITIES Unless otherwise noted, all students speak English.

July 10–24 | Iraq 12 youth (6 female, 6 male); 2 adult mentors
July 14–23 | United Kingdom 12 youth (6 female, 6 male)
July 21–Aug 2 | Mexico 14 youth (9 female, 5 male)
Aug 12–23 | China 9 youth (5 female, 4 male); 1 adult mentor
Sept 19–30 | Bolivia, Peru Ecuador 12 youth; 3 adult mentors
Oct 2–10 | Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Niger 15 youth, 3 adult mentors | French speaking

To learn more about homestay hosting, contact Maria Krasinski, Youth Programs Manager: or (312) 254 1800 x102.


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