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Friendship Family and Cultural Exchange

Summer Programs

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With more than 200 international visitors coming to campus, summer is a busy time in the Global Education Office. We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in "friendship family days."

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to expose our international visitors to our beautiful city and Richmond’s warm, welcoming community!

The Process

1)     GEO will match you with a partner (or partners).

2)     You pick them up from campus in the morning (most visitors will not have transportation)

3)     Spend the day with them

4)     Return them to campus in the evening

Friendship Family Day Ideas

  • Explore a local museum
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Visit Maymont Park
  • Go to brunch


Opportunities

Mandela Washington Fellows (visitors from various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Volunteers needed for Saturday, June 25 (single day commitment)
Contact: Elizabeth Hiett (eihiett@vcu.edu)

The Global Education Office will host the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer and we are seeking local volunteers to participate in a "friendship family day" on June 25. These students are studying in the VCU School of Business and L. Douglas Wilder School of Public Affairs.

More about the program: https://yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/

Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (students from Saudi Arabia)

Volunteers needed for Fri. July 29 – Sat. July 30 (2 nights)
Contact: Elizabeth Hiett (eihiett@vcu.edu)

12 Saudi university students will come to Richmond for a community engagement and leadership development program at VCU, part of which includes a weekend home-stay with a local family for the nights of Fri July 29 - Sat July 30 (2 nights). This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with an enthusiastic, ambitious, and fun group of students!

More about the program: http://www.legacyintl.org/our-programs/saudi-young-leaders-exchange/

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (students from Iraq)

Volunteers needed for Saturday, July 9 (single day commitment)
Contact: Elizabeth Hiett (eihiett@vcu.edu)

The Global Education Office will host the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) this the summer and we are seeking local volunteers to participate in a "friendship family day" on Saturday July 9. Students in this program are studying in the Robertson School of Media and Culture.

English and Culture Plus (students from China)

Volunteers needed any day between July 11 - August 4
Contact: Annie Gao (gaoy23@vcu.edu)

GEO hosts visiting students from China through the English and Culture Plus program. The students are studying intensive English and VCU’s School of Business and School of the Arts. Welcome two or more visiting students to your home for a family dinner and share cultures.

More about the program: http://global.vcu.edu/outreach/summer/ecplus/

 

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