Get Involved in International Youth Leadership Programs

Posted on July 2, 2012

Traveling abroad is great, but there are also ways of making international connections from the comfort of your own home.  One of the most enjoyable of these is by playing host to an international student, especially when that student has been hand-selected from thousands to participate in leadership development programs in the United States.  This summer the World Affairs Council is honored to welcome four such outstanding groups of high-school and college students to Seattle over the course of July and August.  Many of these students have never visited the United States: some have never been outside their country.  WAC has consistently found homestays to be one of the highlights of students’ time in the U.S., serving as a home away from home for youth visitors.  As such, WAC is looking for warm and welcoming individuals and families interested in broadening their own horizons and connecting with the world leaders of tomorrow to host these exceptional students during their time in Seattle.  Hosts who open their homes to students can expect to learn almost as much as students do, and are sure to make connections that last a lifetime! WAC will host high school students from Mexico, July 20-August 4; college students from the Middle East, July 28-August 2; high school students from Iraq, August 2-13; and soccer players from Zambia, August 10-15. To help us show these visitors the very best of our city, contact Rachel Paris-Lambert ( for more information and click here to apply online!