Friendship Ambassadors seeks homes for fellows

The Greenwich-based Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) will once again be hosting accomplished two young International Youth Fellows in 2013.

The accomplished young professionals, close to completing their university studies, will be working at the foundation, which is located at the Greenwich Arts Council Building in downtown Greenwich, for six months or more. The foundation now is seeking homes within the local community for one or both of the fellows.

Generous families with an interest in the international and expanding their horizons are invited to apply as hosts. The two fellows will work on a variety of foundation initiatives, including the popular Youth Assembly at the United Nations, the Rhythms of One World Choir Festival at Lincoln Center and several concert tours and volunteer trips throughout the world.

Their work with the staff will be in the areas of logistical planning and development.

This year, FAF has selected two young women, from Nepal and Denmark, for Youth Fellowships. Both are seeking homestay opportunities in the Westchester, N.Y. and lower Fairfield County areas during their six-month stays. A host family does not need to commit to the entire six month stay, but the foundation said in a press release that, “considering that both are very intelligent, engaging young professionals over the age of 21, most families will want to consider hosting them for their entire stay.”

The foundation is seeking safe and friendly families interested in cultural exchange right here at home. Both women are seeking a private room and the foundation says the women should be able to spend time with the families when they are not working, including breakfasts, drives to the local train or bus stations and “friendly sharing time with the families” as much as possible throughout their visit.

Both women described as polite, intelligent, speak perfect English, are well-traveled and will be working daily at the foundation throughout the coming months. The Nepalese fellow will complete her studies at University of Bridgeport during her stay and the Danish fellow will be completing post-graduate studies in Denmark with this internship.

There are no stipends for fellow homestays at this time, however the foundation says “the rewards will certainly be great for the homestay families.”

The foundation will be interviewing interested families to ensure they are a good fit for both sides and can provide a safe living environment.

Contact the foundation for interviews or further information through FAF’s Intern Coordinator, Victor Izquierdo, at 203-542-0652 or [email protected].

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