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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 1:30pm

Spice up the Winter Months by Opening Your Home to a Visitor from Russia This December

News | Open World

Hosting international visitors is a wonderful way to make new international friends and to bring other cultures into your home.

The World Affairs Council is currently seeking host families for five Russian visitors and their bilingual facilitator who will be in Oregon from December 10–18 on a program focused on Social Services. The participants will range from members of government to social service providers and non-profit workers.

Housed at the library of Congress, the Open World Program provides an opportunity for elected and emerging political and civic leaders from Eurasia and the Baltic States to observe the United States’ political system at the federal, state, and municipal levels, and to learn from their professional counterparts in the U.S.

Homestays are the component of the program that often has the greatest impact on program participants and community members. Home stay hosts provide a spare room, breakfast and dinner, lunch on the weekend, transportation to and from the Council office, and an American home experience. We will provide lunches (M–F), culture events, transportation to meetings and appointments, and full-day or half-day weekend activities for the delegates.

Hosts engage in citizen diplomacy by sharing about their home and local community. For hosting details and to become a host, please contact Andrew Neal at (503) 306-5252 or andrewatworldoregon [dot] org.

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