Become a Home Host

Becoming a home host is easy, just email Carina Black. There are many hosting options to bring the world to your home. You may host one of our International Visitor Groups for dinner, host an Algerian Youth Leadership student for two weeks, or become a volunteer at one of our Fulbright events. The home host experience will broaden your global perspective! 

Current Hosting Opportunities  

Summer is here and we are looking for multiple home hosts for multiple programs.  To become a home host please contact Dr. Carina Black and read below. 

Community Connections - NNIC is looking for 10 home hosts to host delegation from Belarus from September 5th-26th.

The Northern Nevada International Center is looking for 10 home hosts for the Community Connections delegation from Belarus from September 5th- 26th. Community Connections is a program funded USAID designed to promote public diplomacy by working with professionals from all over the world. The delegates from Belarus will travel to the United States to take part in the exchange of cultural ideas and values by receiving hands on training and internships based on their interests and experiences. Three of the delegates are disabled therefore we are looking for 3 single story homes. For more information about home hosting, please contact Community Connection Program manager Stacy Kinion at 775.784.7515 x 226 or

Algerian Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) - NNIC is looking for 28 Home Hosts to host a Algerian student from August 7 -19. 

All you need is a spare bed, a few meals and an open heart! Please contact Stacy Kinion at 775.784.7515 ext. 226 or email her here by June 16, 2018 to find out how you can help welcome an international visitor to our community while gaining an unforgettable cultural experience! 

Fulbright Drive By Dinners - NNIC is looking for dozens of local dinner hosts to accommodate over 100 international Fulbright Scholars on August 16th. 

Please contact Dr. Carina Black for more information at 775.784.7515 x 221. 

NNIC Home Hosts in the News:

We also congratulate our local home hosts, Anita and Jack Bevans, as they were highlighted as exceptional home hosts on the U.S. Department of State's IVLP website as well as on our local news station KTVN News Channel 2. Click here to see the video.

Dr. Muhammed Quddus's Home Host Experience   "I thank NNIC for the opportunity to meet and greet some of the brightest legal minds of the Indian subcontinent countries. The best part was to get a feel for the unadulterated warmth of these exceptional human beings. Although I was born in Bangladesh, I never had the opportunity to visit these countries; this was my first instance of looking in the eyes of these native people, shake hands with them and identify with them. We truly enjoyed their company and I think they enjoyed ours." Dr. Muhammed Quddus (Dr. Quddus hosted a group of South Asian delegates for dinner at his home in Reno in February. The group was visiting under the auspices of the State Department program for International Visitors.)