What is the International Visitors Homestay Program?
The International Visitors Program is a cultural interaction experience. Members of our global chapter network are given the opportunity to meet members from chapters in other countries, to experience their way of life. This is done through host chapter members that provide homestays for visitors, by inviting them into their homes for a period of three to five days. In return, the host families meet people from other countries. This helps to create a mutual understanding about each other’s culture. It is a great chance to visit local places of interest, to experience the local food and culture, and of course make new friends.
Participants in the International Visitors Program must be members of a People to People International Chapter. All participants in the International Visitors Program must be at least 18 years old if traveling alone, 15 years old if traveling in a youth group, or 10 years old when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Persons under 10 years of age cannot participate in a homestay. A mature, responsible, adult leader who is at least 25 years old must accompany youth groups between the ages of 15 and 21. If there are more than 10 members in a youth group, there must be at least two adult leaders. We are working to develop a tool to allow European chapters a chance to offer and register for Homestays, within Europe, simply. Whilst we continue to ensure we find a simple solution, we ask you to register your request through the World HQ tool which you will find here. You will need your PTPI ID and password for this – should you need assistance, please do contact us.