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BECOME A HOSPITALITY FAMILY TO AN INTERNATIONAL VISITOR! 

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Hosting an international visitor is an excellent way for you – and your family – to learn about other cultures from the comfort of your home – and for you to share your culture with the world.

  • GlobalAustin partners with the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program to welcome established and emerging leaders from around the world to Austin for professional visits and home hospitality (usually a meal and conversation in an Austin home).
  • GlobalAustin partners with universities in the community to match students with families for fun and friendship – the expectation is for you to see the student with whom you have been matched about once a month.  This necessarily varies depending upon the time commitments of the family and the student.
  • GlobalAustin partners with the City of Austin ‘Austin Ambassadors’ program to assist families moving into the city for business to adjust to our climate and culture.
  • GlobalAustin has programs for participants in short-term cultural exchange programs that include a homestay with a family.  These homestays can be for a weekend or a longer period of time.

GlobalAustin’s mission is to promote peace and understanding ‘one handshake at a time’ through these person-to-person cultural exchange opportunities.  We hope you will join us in our mission. 

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