Upcoming Home Hosting Opportunities:
JULY 9-23 - Iraqi Youth Ambassadors (high school students) will attend meetings and talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in communities.
We are looking for individuals and families to welcome these guests into your homes, serve as cultural ambassadors, assist with transportation on the weekdays with drop-offs around 9:00 am and pick-ups around 5:00pm (carpools can be arranged) as well as provide breakfast and dinner. A Home Host Orientation will be arranged prior to your guest's arrival.
For further questions, please contact
Johnelle Causwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
(704) 342-2248 ext. 121
In partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, International House plays an important role in America's citizen diplomacy efforts.
When guests visit the Charlotte area as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Community Connections or Open World, they take tours, participate in symposiums, and socialize at sites and organizations in the Charlotte area that are relevant to their interest or trip focus. The role of International House is to establish their itinerary and host the guests. Our Home Hosts provide accommodations in their homes and transportation.
Guests are students, business people and civic leaders. Stays vary from a few days to a few weeks.
We are looking for individuals and families to welcome a guest for a portion or full duration of the guest’s stay. A Home Host Orientation will be arranged prior to the guest's arrival. Home Hosts are asked to:
Top left, Professional Fellows from Zambia and Zimbabwe with Citizen Diplomacy Director Johnelle Causwell and former Executive Director Denise Long. Top right, Youth Ambassadors from Mexico pose after presenting a program on Mexican history and culture.
Top left, Legislative Fellows from Pakistan present to the Charlotte Community about their work in women’s rights. Top right, an award-winning film group from Estonia visits International House offices with City Council Member John Autry.
“We gained a new family member. It was a very enjoyable experience.”
Michelle Pozos - Jovenes en Accion 2012 Home Host
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Charlotteans to understand and appreciate a different culture.”
The Honorable Wayne Cooper, Honorary Consul of Mexico