Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to host?

There is no cost to host organizations. Legacy International covers the travel and living expenses of the fellow.

What are the dates?

  • Spring 2019 - Tuesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 23, 2019  (M-Th)
  • Fall 2019 - Tuesday, October 22 - Thursday, November 21, 2019 (M-Th)
  • NOTE:  Fridays are spent with Legacy staff for training and project development

Who sponsors the fellows' for a visa?

The U.S. Department of State sponsors the fellows' J-1 visa and Legacy supports the fellows through the process. This includes a background check by US Homeland Security.

What is expected of a fellowship host?

The primary responsibility is to provide substantive learning opportunities relevant to your fellow. Here is more on what that looks like.

We are interested in hosting. What do we do next?

Great! Contact Mike DuVall He will talk with you about the projects and learning opportunities you have and see if there is a fellow whose interests, skills, and learning goals would be a match.

What type of organization can host?

Host organizations vary in focus and structure.  Our fellows also have a range of focuses.  Many types of organizations have been a fit such as NGOs, Start-ups, government organizations, businesses, and incubators.