International Professional Visitor Groups

September, October & November 2018


♦♦♦ 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    


♦♦♦ September 20-25 ♦♦♦

A group of professionals from 11 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    


♦♦♦ October 12-18 ♦♦♦

A group of Parliament members and staff from KYRGYZ REPUBLIC will be in Montana to study GOVERNANCE and BUDGETING. Their program is organized by Open World Leadership Center via the U.S. Congress and will be hosted by WorldMontana. The delegates will stay with American families. On October 16 Montana Host Families Recognition Reception will take place. Ambassador John O’Keefe, Counselor to the Board of Trustees, Open World Ledership Center, Washington, D.C. and Ron Lukenbill, President, Board of Directors, WorldMontana, Helena will host this very special event. 

♦♦♦ October 18-23 ♦♦♦

A group of professionals from 9 professionals from VIETNAM will be in Montana to study “THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN.” The group will have scheduled meetings in Helena and Bozeman. 

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES on  Saturday, October 20 in HELENA, and TWO DRIVERSFor more details please contact to Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director at 406-447-4444 or email to

♦♦♦ October 20-25 ♦♦♦

4 professionals from TURKMENISTAN will be in Montana to study the subject of EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL DISASTERS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE.” The group will have scheduled meetings in Helena and Butte.

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES on Tuesday, October 23 IN HELENAFor more details please contact to Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director at 406-447-4444 or email to

♦♦♦ November 20-27 ♦♦♦

A group of 6 professionals from BANGLADESH will be in Montana regarding the topic of “MODERNIZING CIVIL DOCUMENTS AND VITAL RECORDS IN BANGLADESH.” The group will have scheduled meetings in Helena and Bozeman. 

For this program WorldMontana® seeks HOST DINNER FAMILIES on NOVEMBER 22nd for THANKSGIVING  in HELENA*) 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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