Homestay Host Families
Every year, we bring dozens of international participants to Missoula for educational and cultural exchange programs. Host families provide these visitors with a unique Montana experience and integrate them into American family life and culture.
Homestay lengths vary based on program. Homestays are a time for participants to experience community hospitality and cultural immersion. Host families share the things they love about Montana with their international visitors.
There is no obligation to engage in specific activities during the homestay. This is an opportunity for participants to experience regular life with an American family, and for Montana families to build connections with people from around the world.
Natural Resource Management
Homestay dates: April 3-5, 2020
University students from Southeast Asia studying global environmental issues and natural resource management. Part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Professional Fellows Program
Homestay dates: April 28-May 23, 2020 22, 2020
Young professionals aged 25-35 years from Southeast Asia. Part of the Professional Fellows program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Homestay dates: June 12-14, 2020
Secondary educators from around the world studying American culture. Part of the SUSI for Educators program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Homestay dates: July 17-19, 2020
Workforce development professionals from around the world studying US economy and industry. Part of the SUSI for Scholars program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Tohoku University Students
Homestay dates: TBD September 2020
Japanese students from Tohoku University travel to the U.S. for two weeks to study U.S. culture.
Host experience: April 2021 (specific dates TBD)
Students and professionals build cross-cultural connections through sports. Part of the Sports Diplomacy Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
For more information and to apply, contact the Mansfield Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 243-2988.