Expand cultural horizons from home! Host an international visitor (short term).


(37.30023,-79.51538)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sun Jul 29, 2018

Where

Roanoke, Bedford, LynchburgVolunteer opp is within your own home!Bedford, VA 24523
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About

Legacy is seeking weekend home stay host families for TECH GIRLS!

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology.

The centerpiece of the program is a week long technology camp that provides participants with an in-depth examination of technology-related topics, such as Java programming and mobile application development, and engages them in 45+ hours of hands-on instruction. The camp is complemented by additional activities such as site visits to technology companies, leadership clinics, community service opportunities, job shadowing, and cultural events. As part of program follow-on, the TechGirls implement at least one peer training program or service project within their schools and/or communities.

Host families are needed for one weekend (July 27-29, 2018) in and around Roanoke, Bedford or Lynchburg, Virginia to showcase US hospitality and culture! Host families provide more than just a bed and a few meals. They serve as "cultural ambassadors", sharing favorite aspects of their home communities with their international guests, while learning about life in the Middle East! The host family experience is repeatedly sited as the most meaningful aspect of the exchange visitor's stay in the US!

Please contact us for details: homestay@legacyintl.org
http://www.legacyintl.org/get-involved/host/

Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 days/2 nights
  • Homes with an extra private bedroom.

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