Thank you for expressing interest in hosting international delegates in advance of BBYO International Convention 2019!
International Convention 2019 kicks off in Denver on February 14th, 2019, but the global pre-week program, Global Ambassadors, will take place in the Denver area beforehand. We're looking for families from across the community to host hundreds of international teen delegates and staff before IC 2019 officially kicks off! This special opportunity, from Thursday afternoon, February 7th through Wednesday morning, February 13th, is a unique cross-cultural experience that will allow you to connect with BBYO's global network and Jewish life around the world!
You'll need to be able to provide the following to qualify as an IC home host:
Comfortable housing with safe, clean and appropriate sleeping arrangements. Teens can share a full bed or larger, including quality pull-out beds.
Transportation (adult drivers only) to our pick-up and drop-off locations each day (February 7-13) except during Shabbat. The days begin early in the morning and end in the evening. All Denver area teens can easily go to school, and adult hosts will have uninterrupted work days. Pick-up points for bussing will be mapped to make the distances as short as possible.
All host families will need to greet their international delegates at Denver International Airport for pick-up on Thursday, February 7. Most international delegations will likely arrive in the later part of the day and into the evening, and we’ll need everyone’s partnership on this detail.
Some vegetarian/kosher style/kosher lunches during programming days.
If your family is engaging in an outing like a movie or eating out at a restaurant, you'll be comfortable to pay for your international delegates. This does not include casual socializing, like going to a mall where delegates shop with spending money that they have brought to purchase gifts, souvenirs, etc.
Program details will be shared with all hosting families begining this fall and will be updated regularly.