WorldMontana®   – Host Families for Iraqi stidents on July 11 – 25, 2018

WorldMontana will again host a group of the best and brightest of Iraqi high school students for a period of two weeks this July and is looking for families to take one or two students into their homes during their stay.  To qualify as a host family, all you need is a spare bedroom and a warm heart.  Host families are responsible for providing their students breakfast and supper, and for providing transportation to and from Carroll College or another designated Helena location each weekday.  Read more:



In our fourth  year at Carroll College in Helena, WorldMontana is focusing on expanding its outreach and network throughout the Helena community. This is Executive Director, Alexandra Sasha Fendrick’s second year with the WorldMontana team; she has many years of experience in leadership and traveling. The Board of Directors has grown from five to ten members, and represents both Helena, Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula.

WorldMontana hosts groups of international leaders through exchange programs for both professionals and youth groups. The delegates learn about U.S. agribusiness, economy, tourism, environmental issues, healthcare, entrepreneurship, peacebuilding and reconciliation, and more! WorldMontana also collaborates with Carroll College students and faculty to further international learning and global awareness.

                                                     WorldMontana®  Looking for Host Families

WorldMontana®  annually hosts international visitors and we are always looking for host families and partners. Hosting is a great way to experience another culture and engage in citizen diplomacy.

If you are interested in partnering with WorldMontana®, contact us at or call our office 406.447.4444.  We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for helping international visitors experience wonderful Montana hospitality!

WorldMontana® is an affiliate of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) based in Washington, D.C. We are one of 88 U.S. non-profit centers dedicated to promoting global understanding through citizen diplomacy. One of the ways we try to foster global understanding is by facilitating the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In Montana, we host approximately 150 international leaders through this program each year.

WorldMontana® staff arrange meetings between  international visitors and their professional counterparts to discuss common interests and share ideas. These appointments often lead to continued contact overseas with positive outcomes. Depending upon the focus of the specific international group,  WorldMontana® guests may visit schools in the community to share their culture with local students. We also invite WorldMontana® supporters to meet socially with distinguished guests at our receptions held throughout the year. Often, visitors attend dinners in WorldMontana® supporters’ homes adding a touch of Montana hospitality to their experience.

WorldMontana® welcomes new members, financial supporters and professionals, who would like to meet with their foreign counterparts, and local residents who would be open to inviting a foreign delegates to their home for dinner. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer as a host, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

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