Check out our 2018 hosting opportunities!

Legacy is always looking for host families in Southwest Virginia and Washington DC.  If you live in Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Blacksburg or Christiansburg OR the Washington, DC metro area and would like to become part of our network, please  complete our Host Family Questionnaire e-form

Professional Fellows Program – Hosts needed in BLACKSBURG & CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia for one week stays. Participants will have Legacy organized activities at Virginia Tech during weekday work hours.  Two date options: 

  • SPRING OPTION (Morocco & Tunisia): Sunday, April 22 at ~2pm through Saturday, April 28, ~2pm (6 nights).
  • FALL OPTION (Egypt, Algeria, Libya & Lebanon): Sunday, October 7 at ~2pm through Saturday, October 13, ~2pm (6 nights).

TechGirls from Middle East & North Africa – Hosts needed in ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG or BEDFORD, Virginia areas: Dates TBA, Summer, 2018 (weekend only, Friday thru Sunday).

Homestay hosts play a critical role in the overall experience of international guests. Through their time with their American families, exchange visitors best understand U.S. cultural values and way of life.  More than 400 southern Virginia families, companies, and organizations have participated in home hosting and program activities for Legacy’s international visitors since 1994.

homestay family and participant

Local homestay family and Indonesian participant

Families with children, couples, and single adults can become volunteer hosts. Hosting periods range from 1-2 weeks in length to just a weekend.  Legacy organizes the daytime program activities for your guest(s) on weekdays, and include transportation support to these activities from a centralized meeting point in your community..

We invite you to  read more about the benefits of hosting and to browse through our hosting FAQS.  Many of Legacy’s host families have sent us comments reflecting on their hosting experience.

The Indonesian youth in Legacy’s Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership Exchange who stayed with Roanoke & Bedford families expressed their enthusiasm for their homestay hosts. Read about their favorite moments with their American family.

Skip and Vickie Larrington have been hosting Legacy’s international visitors at their Smith Mountain Lake home for 10+ years. The Larringtons recently traveled to the Middle East and connected with their “daughters” from TechGirls.  Read about their favorite moments from one of their recent hosting opportunities.