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A Unique Opportunity for Cultural Exchange – Host a Student / Int’l Visitor!
Every year the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts a number of young international students through several exchange programs. Not only do these exchanges give adolescents and young adults the ability to broaden their education and experiences as global citizens, it also gives the local families who host them an inimitable experience in cultural exchange.
All of our host families receive complementary six-month World Traveler memberships to the World Affairs Council.
On weekdays, visitors are in programming about leadership activities, volunteerism, and their specific program sub-themes from morning until early evening (usually ending around 5:00pm).
Evenings are left free but there are occasional outings for baseball games or shopping. We generally do cultural activities as a group on Saturdays. Past examples have included a trip to Mammoth Cave, Holiday World, etc. (hosts are welcome but not required to attend). Sundays are left free for host family time as well as time to rest.
We do not require that hosts assist with transportation and can coordinate pick-ups and drop-offs, but assistance and carpooling is encouraged if possible. As we often tell our hosts, we do not expect that their lives come to a halt during the program. Our visiting adults and/or students are kept busy, and in the past, other hosts have been happy to help when needed. We can arrange for other plans and activities during times of an evening conflict, for example.
If you’re interested in hosting a student, please contact [email protected].