Homestay Program Introduction
The Homestay Program was established to let U.S. and international teams have an opportunity to experience each other's cultures for a few days after World Finals.
The International team(s) stay in the homes of U.S. teams, providing first hand friendship experiences for both groups.
This rewarding experience is a "memory of a lifetime" and ALL Odyssey teams are eligible (you do not have to compete at World Finals to be a homestay team/family).
The International Contact Person for each state will make the "connection" between the U.S. homestay Odyssey team coach and the international Odyssey coach. Once the coaches are in communication, they make plans together for the homestay.
Some quotes from former homestay coaches/families:
"We couldn't have hoped to have more fun or learn more than we did from our team."
"Yes, we'd definitely do this again. 100% yes. I found myself yelling "wake up" in Polish to my own children this morning just out of habit."
"My family now has friends from across the world."
"...very worthwhile and great memories..."
"...a wonderful experience..."
"Made one of our Mom's want to fly and see the world--she has never flown before in her life."
Please contact Tom Scott, Odyssey Homestay Coordinator, OdysseyHomestay@gmail.com, for more information.
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