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Belarus | Community Connections – Women’s Leadership

May 30 - June 20

May 30 – June 20, 2018

Community Connections Belarus

Theme: Women’s Leadership

Language: Belarusian, Russian, and/or varying levels of English

Number of Participants: 10

Ten women leaders in the fields of law, journalism, and non-profit work will be in Louisville for three weeks. This project connects professionals from Belarus with their Kentucky/Southern Indiana counterparts through a carefully tailored professional exchange. Participants will establish professional connections, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of a democratic, free-market economy, and examine best practices/experiences that may be adopted back home to address their local challenges. Funded by USAID, Community Connections is being nationally managed by our partner, World Learning, and locally implemented by World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana.

WAC is currently in need of host families for this “Women’s Leadership” program from Belarus. Hosting is an unbeatable way to learn more about the world and make lasting friendships; an experience you can’t get any other way.

Read what one of our host families had to say!

“I have been hosting international guests through World Affairs Council for several years. Each experience has been special. The guests (teachers, students, musicians, health care professionals, etc.) are incredibly appreciative for the opportunity to live with and learn from an American family. I enjoy the opportunity to share a bit about our American culture and lifestyle; and, dispel a few stereotypes – we don’t all look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie; we don’t all live in a mansion with a swimming pool! The guests visit to the US can be life changing and I am grateful to be a part of it.” – Patrick


Worried about transportation and logistics? World Affairs Council helps with that!


World Affairs Council Provides:

  • Professional and cultural programming
  • All necessary transportation to and from meetings
  • All in-home orientation for hosts
  • Orientation and cultural programming for visitors

Host Responsibilities:

  • Provide a private sleeping area (students may share rooms but need separate beds)
  • Include the guest(s) in breakfast and dinner
  • Share your city with them!


Contact Visitor Program Manager, Laura Duncan, for more information! [email protected] or (502) 561-5422 x2


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