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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Iraqi Young Leader Exchange Program 2018

12 high school students and one facilitator from Iraq stayed with American families of Helena community for two weeks in July 2018.  The first IYLEP was hosted by WorldMontana in 2018.  THis year the topic of the program was ” Piece-building and Community Resilience”.

Chuck and Jane Amdahl with Iraqi students Mina and Zainab at Helena Regional airport
HOST FAMILIES in HELENA REQUIRED for 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, 11 – 25 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.  Hosts will have one or more weekend days for family time with their students, during which they can take them on outings, have a backyard barbecue, hike up Mount Helena, or just go shopping with them.  It is wonderful way to learn about life in other countries and be a citizen diplomat for your own country.  And the students are thoroughly vetted before being accepted into the program, which should eliminate many potential concerns.
Chuck and Jane Amdahl, who have hosted four Iraqi students and one Iraqi facilitator in past years and look forward to hosting more in the future, have nothing but good things to say about their experience: “We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Abo, Fahad, Mina, Zainab, and Safaa.  Those lucky enough to be chosen as host families will have the experience of a lifetime.”  Contact Sasha or Kavida in WorldMontana’s offices to learn more about this great opportunity. Phone: 406-447-4444, email:
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