Host Families Needed in January for International Students

Tuesday, October 26 2010


Priority application date is Nov. 22

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho International Programs is looking for local host families for the Central American Youth Ambassador (CAYA) program, which is held Jan. 19-25.

The CAYA group will include some 25 economically disadvantaged teens, ages 16-18, as well as a few chaperons from this program.

The University of Idaho will collaborate with the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Department of State to provide a week of training in social entrepreneurship and leadership for these students and their chaperones.

Most of these students will know very little English, so a hosting family would have potential for a cross-cultural experience and opportunity to develop friendships with families abroad.

CAYA students will spend their time mostly with the university's International Programs Office staff during the day.

Although this host family opportunity is voluntary, some meals will be provided for the student as a part of the grant, including lunches during training activities and money to cover their dinner if the host family decides to go out to dinner one evening.

Host family applications and additional information is available from the University of Idaho International Programs Office, (208) 885-8984 or Jhess@uidaho.edu. The priority application deadline is Nov. 22.
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.