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Language Buddy Program at USA

The “Language Buddy” program offers the opportunity for participants to become a conversation friend and tutor in an American family while sharing their everyday life. During the program, international participants will set aside time each week to tutor a host family member in their native language.


The participant does not need formal training, but will simply help improve their host family member’s language skills through conversation. The amount of time dedicated to conversations in the participant’s native language should be around 10 hours/week. 


What's included?

  • Room and board with a volunteer American host family
  • Orientation provided by Vishvet Foundation
  • Support & supervision from Vishvet Foundation
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Airport transfers to/from nearest airport from homestay community
  • Support letter for tourist visa


 Not included:

  • International airfare and ground transportation
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and entertainment outside host family home
  • Pocket money for personal use


What are the requirements?

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Able to communicate in English at a basic conversational level
  • Mature enough to feel comfortable traveling alone
  • Commitment to tutoring host family member for 10 hours/week
  • Genuinely interested in American culture
  • Be willing to become a member of an American family

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