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

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Sun Oct 07, 2018 - Sun Oct 14, 2018


RoanokeVolunteer opp is within your own home!Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Legacy is seeking host families in Southwest Virginia. Showcase US hospitality and culture!

Professional Fellows Program - Hosts needed in BLACKSBURG, CHRISTIANSBURG, ROANOKE OR SALEM Virginia for one week stays. Participants will have Legacy organized activities at Virginia Tech during weekday work hours. (Legacy provides transportation for the Fellows to Blacksburgs if staying in homes in the Roanoke area.)

  • Egypt, Algeria, Libya & Lebanon: Sunday, October 7 at ~2pm through Sunday, October 14, ~2pm (6 nights). These are all adults with good to excellent English!

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! Through their time with their American families, exchange visitors best understand U.S. cultural values and way of life. The host family experience is repeatedly sited as the most meaningful aspect of the exchange visitor's stay in the US! More than 400 southern Virginia families, companies, and organizations have participated in home hosting and program activities for Legacy’s international visitors since 1994.

If you would like to become part of our network, pleasecontact: homestays@legacyintl.org
More details also posted at: http://www.legacyintl.org/get-involved/host/

Check out the benefits of hosting and to browse through our hosting FAQS. Many of Legacy’s host families have sent us comments reflecting on their hosting experience.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 days / nights
  • Homes with an extra private bedroom.

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