International Professional Visitor Groups

in September 2018

♦♦♦ September 5 – 11 ♦♦♦

Journalists from IRAQ will come to Montana to study INVESTIGATIVE & BUSINESS JOURNALISM. Their Montana program themes are:

  • Educating the Next Generation of Responsible Journalists
  • Reporting on Local Issues and Government
  • Extraction Industry and Natural Resource Journalism

♦♦♦ September 11 – 17 ♦♦♦

A group of professional leaders from Indo-Pacific Region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, SAMOA, Papua New Guinea etc) with the topic “INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT”. Their Montana themes are:

  • State and Local Government Infrastructure Planning
  • Policy and Regulatory Infrastructure Development
  • Improving Tribal Lands
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Cooperation and Collaboration between Communities and Industries       

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES  in HELENA for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th and a HERTZ van DRIVER on September 13-19!   For more details please contact to Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director at 406-447-4444 or email to

♦♦♦ September 19 – 25 ♦♦♦

A group of professional leaders from Australia, The Bahamas, Mauritius, China, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam are coming to Helena to study NGO MANAGEMENT.  The delegates have scheduled meetings in Helena and Bozeman with the focus on the following thematic topics: youth; human rights; social welfare and health; sustainable development. Their Montana program themes are: 

  • Strategic Planning and Fundraising
  • Board Development and Volunteer Management
  • Social Media and Outreach Strategies

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES in HELENA for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd! For more details please contact to Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director at 406-447-4444 or email to

♦♦♦ September 20-25 ♦♦♦

A group of professionals from 12 AFRICAN COUNTRIES with the topic “NGOs & CIVIC ACTIVISM”.  The group have scheduled meetings in Helena and Billings. Their Montana program themes are:

  • NGOs serving the needs of children
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers
  • Addressing needs in Native American Communities

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES in HELENA for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd and a HERTZ van DRIVER on September 20-25!   For more details please contact to Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director at 406-447-4444 or email to




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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