Each year, hundreds of New York area residents volunteer to open their homes, hearts, and workplaces to international students for a day, a weekend, or an extended American holiday. Get involved with One To World as a host for one of our many community visit programs:
Discover New York
"Real" New Yorkers (native and transplants alike) welcome international students to New York City each fall. Invite a student to spend the day with you and introduce them to your home, your neighborhood, and your slice of the Big Apple!
Job Shadowing Day
This special one-day community visit is part of One To World's Campus-to-Career series introducing international students to the world of work in New York City and the United States. Open your office to eager international students and get them out of the classroom and into the workplace!
Coordinate a Community Visit
One To World's popular Community Visits bring groups of international students into different NYC neighborhoods and rural or suburban locations for one-day or overnight visits with local families. Each Community Visit is made possible through the leadership of a local coordinator who recruits host families and communicates with One To World to arrange details of the group visit. To organize a new program and "bring the world" into your community, contact One To World to propose a new partnership.
For more information on becoming a host and to inquire about other volunteer opportunities with One To World, please contact Xiaotang Huang, Director of Membership and Programs at (212) 431-1195 (X23) or email Xiaotang.