SEAYLP Host Family Experience

Join us! Become a "home-bassador" for the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP). NIU is actively recruiting families and individuals in the DeKalb-Sycamore area to host student or adult leader participants in this U.S. Department of State program for one week, April 27-May 3, 2024. Home-stay hosts provide a place for participants to develop one-on-one relationships with Americans and to understand the diversity of American culture. Year after year, the homestay experience is one of the most meaningful for participants and hosts alike.

Applying online is simple. Let's keep this program alive and make international connections!

Have any questions? Email host family coordinator, Dr. Trude Jacobsen Gidaszewski at

View/download the SEAYLP Homestay Handbook