January 14, 2013

ITD Homestay Family Weekend


The Institute for Training & Development once again will host the program “Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders” in January/February 2013, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  

An important component of the ITD Winter Institute is spending a weekend with a local family.  The homestay weekend is scheduled for January 18/19 or 19/20.  Students enjoy immensely their interaction with local families.  They particularly enjoy sharing their culture with American families and discussing the differences and similarities between the two.  Meeting their homestay family is usually one of the highlights of their time here in the US.

This winter’s group will be comprised of students from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. They all speak English.  They are highly motivated individuals who have gone through a competitive application process to be selected to be a part of this Winter  Institute.  The students’ fields of study include Business Administration, International Relations, Economics, Education, Law, Communication Studies, Accounting, and Social Work.  Many are very active in extra-curricular activities and love practicing their English skills. 
If you are interested in hosting one or two student leaders for an overnight or would like more information on ITD, please call Kaye Dougan at 413.256.1925 or email at:  kaye@itd-amherst.org

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a cross-cultural exchange with great student leaders from Latin America.  Students live at the ITD House on 8 Sunset Avenue, Amherst for the 4 weeks that they are here.