Host Families

Benefits

Would you like to experience the joy of hosting a CIP participant? Have you ever experienced the joy of hosting an international professional in your home? Would you like to join a dynamic group of host families, host an international professional in your house and thereby provide your guest an enriching experience he/she will cherish for life? Some of our host families have enjoyed hosting so much that they have done it for over 45 years! They, their children and grandchildren have grown in the company of international professionals!

Cross-cultural exchange is an important part of the CIP experience. Host families are the main vehicle of achieving this goal!

About

Ordinarily, a professional stays with a family for 1-5 weeks that gives the participant an opportunity to obtain an initial and general understanding like and lifestyle in America, the transportation system, about our grocery stores, the schools, places of worship, etc and above all an experience family life in the United States. Host families provide a bedroom, some meals and, most importantly, friendship. In return the host family gets to know a professional, a culture, a community, a language, etc. of another region of the world – truly an enriching experience for the host as well as the guest. In the process we build bridges across cultures and countries, a most rewarding contribution to realizing the CIP vision of building peace and cross-cultural understanding!

Apply

To talk with one of our host families or to volunteer to host, please call us at 630-359-3393 (h) or 312 545 6882 (cell), email us, gp@cipchicago.org or send us the following information:

Host Family Form

 

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