A Snapshot of Host Responsibilities:
- Host Family Orientation
Lara Printz, Program Director will meet with host families prior to the guests’ arrival for an orientation of the program.
- Pick-up, Drop off
We ask that host families drop off their guests at International House (322 Hawthorne Lane) in the morning around 9am and pick-up them up around 5:30pm. The international visitors will be at internships or meetings during the week, close to the uptown area or at International House. It is also possible to work out carpool arrangements with other host families. We will also put together a pick-up/drop-off sheet and schedule.
Host families provide breakfast and dinner each day. The guest will receive a per diem stipend which he or she can use for lunch and incidentals.
Host families will be with their guests mainly in the evenings and weekends. Some group optional evening and weekend cultural activities will take place.
- Home Sweet Home
Most importantly, we want your guest to feel part of your family, to feel “at home”, and for you to have a wonderful experience with your new life-long friend from across the world.
- Dinner Hosts
If you are not able to offer overnight accommodation, please consider serving as a dinner host. International House also arranges programming for delegations of international visitors who stay at area hotels rather than the homes of local families. These guests are particularly eager to have an opportunity to dine with a U.S. host. Dinner hosts provide a home meal for an entire international delegation or just a few individual guests.
Upcoming Home Hosting Opportunities!
• An African Young Leaders delegation of young entrepreneur professionals, June 15 – 25.
• High School student leaders from Mexico, July 20 – August 4th.
• High School student leaders from Eurasia for the 2012 – 2013 academic school year (FLEX program).
For more info on any of the above opportunities, contact Lara Printz, work: (704) 342-2248, cell: (205) 332-9695, or email@example.com.