Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Host a Student from Iraq or Mexico Summer 2016

Host a Student from Iraq/Mexico this summer!

Seeking host families for Iraqi students: July 9-23

Seeking host families for Mexican students: July 18-30

We are looking for families to host the youth for the 14 days they will be visiting Helena. 

In order to be a home stay family all you need a spare bed and excitement to learn about Iraqi or Mexican life. These engaged students and adult mentors are eager to experience the American way of life by staying with a family. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world and to share a little of our own culture and hospitality. Past IYLEP Participants almost unanimously report back that the most enriching part of their program is the home stay portion, as do host families. Many families and their students form close bonds and can say their family grew by one member after the summer!


About the Participants

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) participants are high school students, ages 15-17, and one adult mentor. They were selected out of a competitive pool of almost 1000 students and come from provinces in every region of the country. Participants are all fluent in English and engage in community service projects in Iraq.

Sample Day Agenda in Host Community

  • Morning Breakfast with host family, drop off at Carroll College 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.

Interested in hosting? Please contact:

Office:                                   (406) 447-4444

Cell:                           (406) 439-6298




Link for Background Check for those  and have been in contact with team about hosting:

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