April 06, 2023

Homestay Hosts Needed for Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

Utah Global Diplomacy is seeking volunteers to provide lodging in their homes for 14 Iraqi youth from July 11-23, 2023.


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In July 2023, a group of English-speaking Iraqi high school exchange students will visit Utah as part of the U.S. Embassy-Baghdad and Department of State program, implemented by World Learning, to prepare international youth to become leaders in their communities. The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) is unique in that visitors stay in the homes of local Utah volunteers instead of a hotel during their time here. During the day on weekdays, students will be in meetings organized by Utah Global Diplomacy. The hosting dates are July 11-23, 2023.

  • Each student will need a private bedroom in a home located in the Greater Salt Lake area.
  • Homestay hosts are asked to provide their guest with dinner and breakfast on some days.
  • Homestay hosts are asked on some days to provide transportation in the morning and evening for their guest to and from Utah Global Diplomacy's office. (If this is an issue, let us know, and we can find a solution.)

Hosting these students is a great way to build international bridges and introduce some intercultural diversity into your home! If you are interested in hosting, please fill out this form. If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director.