Host an international visitor in your home or in your school
"Not only do you help acquaint visitors with what is in American hearts on on our minds, you also help to educate members of our own communities about hopes, fears, and dreams of your visitors. As citizen diplomats, you bring world issues home to the American people in the most direct way possible."
- Colin L. Powell, U.S. Secretary of State (2001-2005)
Volunteer through our International Visitors Program and have the opportunity to host visitors from around the world in your home for dinner or just coffee. Although the program is open to both members and non-members, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire members have first priority in choosing the visitors they would like to host.
Please contact Program Coordinator Elyse Harris to volunteer for this program!
We strive to include classroom visits in each program for our international visitors, linking the world to New Hampshire's classrooms. Not only is it important for future leaders of the U.S. to have exposure to international representatives, but the visits can also help satisfy National Education Standards for teachers around the Granite State.
Please contact Program Director Tim Horgan to host an international visitor in your school or classroom.
"I salute all citizen diplomats as, day by day, community by community, they build and maintain the people-to-people bridges that in these troubled times are so critically important."
- Walter Cutler, Former Ambassador to Zaire, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia