Check out our 2017 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 2017 e-form

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 300 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. Typical hosting periods are 2-4 weeks in length; sometimes just a weekend.  Legacy organizes the daytime program activities for your guest(s) on weekdays.

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 the 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.