Check out our 2016 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 2016 e-form
- Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program – Host families needed in BLACKSBURG, CHRISTIANSBURG & ROANOKE, VA: – Friday July 29 at ~5pm through Sunday evening, July 31 (2 nights).
- TechGirls from Middle East & North Africa – Host families needed in WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA, ROANOKE or BEDFORD VA : Friday July 29 at 5:00 pm to Monday August 1 at 8:00 am (3 nights, 2 days)
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.
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.
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.