Claremore Daily Progress

Community News

May 21, 2014

TGA seeks Rogers County families to host international guests this summer

CLAREMORE — Tulsa Global Alliance is expecting a lot of visitors in 2014, so they are actively seeking overnight homestay hosts, including those in Rogers County and Claremore, to provide lodging, meals, and transportation for a number of international exchange programs.

Hosting international visitors gives people the opportunity to practice their foreign language skills, introduce their children to new cultures, and enjoy the company of guests from other countries as they give them a glimpse of the hospitality and warmth that they will find during their stay in America.

Upcoming opportunities to host TGA guests and their country of origin include:

• June 1-30 (30 nights) San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Fourteen high school students, 16-18 years old, and one teacher from Tulsa’s Sister City of San Luis Potosi are coming to Tulsa to live with host families, one student per family, and take English classes, in cooperation with the Tulsa Intercultural Association.  TGA can offer a small stipend to host families to help with meals and transportation.  This is a great opportunity to foster international relationships and show these students the beauty of our city.

• June 13-18 (five nights) India and Pakistan

Fifteen high school students, 15-17 years old, will be visiting Tulsa through the U.S. State Department’s U.S. Cultural Immersion Institute.  TGA is planning daytime leadership training and cultural activities for the students on the weekdays.  Learn more about India and Pakistan by hosting one of these countries' future leaders.

• August 1-14 (thirteen nights) Iraq

Twelve high school students from Iraq, 15-17 years old, will be visiting Tulsa through the U.S. State Department’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program.  TGA is planning daytime activities for the Iraqi students on weekdays. Be a part of exchanging positive international interactions and building friendships between the people of America and the Middle East.

If you have always wanted to host an international visitor, this is your chance to make a global impact.  If interested, contact Bob Lieser at (918) 591-4750 or e-mail

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