Homestay hosts needed for Social Entrepreneurs from Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon and Libya (Blacksburg, VA)



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Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


United States


Legacy is seeking host families in Southwest Virginia. If you would like to become part of our network, please complete our Host Family Questionnaire e-form

Professional Fellows Program – Hosts needed in ROANOKE, SALEM, BLACKSBURG & CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia for one week stays. Participants will have Legacy organized activities at Virginia Tech during weekday work hours.  

  • FALL, Egypt, Algeria, Libya & Lebanon): Sunday, October 7 at ~2pm through Sunday, October 14, ~2pm (6 nights).

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 400 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. Hosting periods range from 1-2 weeks in length to just a weekend. Legacy organizes the daytime program activities for your guest(s) on weekdays, and include transportation support to these activities from a centralized meeting point in your community..

We invite you to read more about the benefits of hosting and to browse through our hosting FAQS. Many of Legacy’s host families have sent us comments reflecting on their hosting experience.

Skip and Vickie Larrington have been hosting Legacy’s international visitors at their Smith Mountain Lake home for 10+ years. The Larringtons recently traveled to the Middle East and connected with their “daughters” from TechGirls. Read about their favorite moments from one of their recent hosting opportunities.


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Families

How To Apply

For more information, please visit contact: Roshi Matewere, Homestay Coordinator,

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