One of the most powerful ways a international visitor can learn about U.S. life and culture is by connecting on a person-to-person level; there is no better way to truly connect on a personal level than by hosting an international visitor in your home.
Participants on this U.S. Department of State-funded program are between the ages 15 and 18 and are recruited from across Africa. During the program, the students engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes, interactive training in conflict resolution, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and homestays with local American families. A key component of the program is for participants to develop follow-on community-based projects in their home communities to effect positive change after their return home.
We are currently seeking hospitable Portland-area residents to open their homes to these youth for the duration of their stay in Portland. Host families provide a supportive and welcoming environment, an individual bed, breakfasts and dinners, and may assist with transportation to and from WorldOregon's downtown office. Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the visitors will participate in workshops and program activities coordinated by WorldOregon.
To become a host, or for questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training