Normally, a professional stays with a family for one to five weeks. That gives the participant an opportunity to obtain an initial and general understanding of lifestyle the transportation system, grocery stores, schools, places of worship, and, above all, an experience of 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, and so on from 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!
To talk with one of our host families or to volunteer to host, please call us at 312 545 6882, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us the following information: