Host Families Needed

The Institute for Training and Development, Amherst, (ITD), will host the program “Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators” this June, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The theme of this program is “Liberty, Equality, and the American Dream.” Goal of the program is to deepen their understanding of the U.S. society, education, and culture. An important part of the Institute is spending a weekend with a local family or member of the community. The homestay weekend is scheduled for June 14-16th. Participants 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 is an excellent opportunity to experience a cross-cultural exchange.

This group will be comprised of secondary school educators from 7 continents. They all speak English and are highly motivated adults who have gone through a competitive application process to be selected to be a part of this Institute. If you are interested in hosting one or two educators for an overnight or would like more information on ITD, please call Kaye Sherwood at 413.256.1925 or email at: ITD will also welcome a group from Latin America in July and we will be looking for homestay hosts for July 12-14. Theme of that program for undergraduate students from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica will be Public Policy Making. Great way to practice your Spanish.

For more information, please contact Kaye Sherwood (413) 256-1925 or

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