Host Family & Friends

Seeking YLAI fellow host families and friends!

This fall, we are seeking members of the Michiana community to engage with the 14 young business leaders from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We will be hosting from the Young Leaders in the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program and similar to previous training programs we seek people interested in meeting with the Fellows for fun, hospitality, and sharing over a meal at their home.

Host families and friends provide a unique opportunity for Fellows to get introduced to the American way of life as well as learn about their culture. The program welcomes families and friends of all sizes, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to get involved.

We will match 2-3 Fellows with each host. We will have two opportunities for these visits: October 22 and November 5, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Host families and friends will be required to complete an application form, pick up, and drop off Fellows from the Residence Inn on Niles Avenue, near downtown South Bend. If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the online application by October 10, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the program coordinator, Jennifer Krauser at