MCIV BLOG

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Host Iraqi and Mexican Students this Summer!

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Would you like a unique, rewarding experience where you can learn about other cultures and share your culture with international students? Volunteer as a host family this summer.  

We are looking for volunteers to host our visiting students for 14 days.  Students will be kept engaged throughout the day learning about leadership at Carroll College and throughout the Helena Community, so host families will largely be responsible for providing a bed, some meals, and a welcoming environment.  The students have all been carefully selected, are fluent in English, and are between the ages of 15 and 17.  There will be 12 students visiting from both Iraq and Mexico, 6 girls and 6 boys.  Hosting an international student provided a unique opportunity for the host family to learn about a different culture and to make a lifelong friend with a different set of experiences and a different worldview.  Many families and their students form close bonds and can say that their family grew by one member after the summer!  To hear about their experience from some of our Summer 2015 Iraqi Exchange Students watch this Video on our YouTube channel.

  • Iraq: July 9-23
  • Mexico: July 18-30

Sample Day Agenda in Host Community:

  • Morning: Breakfast with host family, drop off at Carroll at 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon: Youth occupied until late afternoon.  Lunch provided.
  • Evening: Pick up at gathering point 5-5:30 p.m. Dinner and evening with family.

For more information or to volunteer please contact us:  ellen@worldmontana.org or (406) 447-4444

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