YALI Host Family Interest Form

If you have children living at home, please list their ages.
Do you have any animals in your home or on your property?
Some of our Fellows are eager to attend local worship services. Are you a member of a particular religious community? Would you be willing to bring the Fellow(s) to a local service, if applicable?
Please give us a sense of the accommodations you have available for hosting (e.g., Private room? Number of beds? Shared bath?)
Please share a bit about the activities in which your family engages (recreational, social, cultural, musical, religious, etc.).
Do you prefer to host one, or two, Fellows?
Do you prefer to host a male, or female, Fellow?
Are you willing to host a Fellow with dietary restrictions?
Please provide a paragraph of introduction to your "family" that we can share with your matched Fellow(s). This helps them get a sense of who you are, what you enjoy doing, and who else is in the home. They will receive this information before they travel to the United States and it helps them get excited about the "family" that will be their hosts during part of their experience. Once we have completed the host family matches, we will also send you a photo and bio about your matched Fellow(s) and connect you via e-mail. Here is an example to guide you: You will be spending the weekend with Roger, Cindy and their two children Bella (age 6) and Chris (age 3) at their home in East Thetford, Vermont. Roger is an electrical engineer who spent an early part of his career in Senegal. His current interests include gardening, and off-grid technologies in rural areas. Cindy is a social worker by trade, specializing in families and early childhood development and adolescent substance abuse. Both Roger and Cindy are interested in international travel, women’s rights, and reparations for racial injustice (recent books and articles), among many other things. They have a small, but cozy home and two fluffy and friendly cats waiting to welcome you.
Is there anything else you'd like to share or any preferences you'd like us to consider when matching Fellows and families (e.g., interests, countries, occupations, etc.)?
If you have a photo you would like to have us share with your Fellow, please include the file here.
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