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World Affairs Council looking for host families for international students this summer

The World Affairs Council needs host families for five international programs this summer.

Four of our programs are 1-2 weeks of educational, cultural, and leadership programming for which the youth have received prestigious scholarships through the U.S. Department of State for their exemplary leadership in their respective communities. These students speak fluent English and will be provided with a bus pass, a cell phone, and weekday lunches during their program. From approximately 9 am – 4 pm on business days, the youth leaders will participate in a program organized by the World Affairs Council, while evenings and weekends will be free for time with the host family.

  • Mexico (Jóvenes en Acción): July 12 – 24
  • Iraq (Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP)):July 25 – August 8
  • Middle East and North Africa (MEPI): July 30 – August 5
  • Japan and South Korea*: August 8 – 22

*This program includes a unique opportunity for local area female high school students to participate in meetings and workshops with their Japanese and South Korean counterparts from August 10-14, 2015. The application deadline has been extended and spots are still available for local girls to be a part of this program, so encourage those you know to apply now!

The World Affairs Council will also be receiving a new and exciting fifth program this summer. This program consists of a group of Cuban high school students who have been selected through World Learning’s 2015 Summer Leadership Program for Cuban Youth. Please note that as this program is a Spanish-language program, we are seeking households with at least one fluent Spanish-speaker to host August 14-22. Due to the language barrier, host families are also asked to provide transportation to and from downtown for students on programming days.