Homestays

Global Ties KC offers our members the chance to host Department of State sponsored delegates in their homes for extended homestays. Hosting opportunities for Global Ties KC members range from three nights to five weeks depending on the type of program. All overnight hosting opportunities require a private bedroom for the international visitor (sharing a room with host family members is not allowed), breakfast, most dinners and an American home experience. 

For most overnight hosting, host families also provide their guest with lunch on weekends and some transportation. Requirements and requests vary depending on the program. Global Ties KC provides a professional program that includes weekday lunches, cultural events, professional meetings, and transportation to those meetings or appointments. Occasionally, we plan a full-day or half-day weekend activity for the visitors.

I think I made friends for my entire life...Now I have a second family. I’m so thankful to my family for hosting me.
— Vanesa Ocampo - 2014 Jóvenes en Acción