One of the greatest opportunities for the residents of the Pocatello and Chubbuck area is to host two to four choir members in their homes during the Idaho International Choral Festival. They greet the choir members at Idaho State University Student Union Building as they arrive in buses from Salt Lake City or Idaho Falls. The choir members are taken to their homes where one of the greatest cultural exchanges in the world takes place. During the festival you and your international guests will have a wonderful time getting to know each other. It is a great opportunity to expose children and families of all ages to a different culture, teach them about other parts of the world, and show a tolerance over world issues. The worst part of being a host family is having to say goodbye as the choir members board their bus to leave.
Host families will also be given free tickets to some performances so they can show their support for their international guests. Host families also receive discounts on food and services throughout the community during their participation.
As a host family you will be asked to provide accommodations and some meals for a minimum of two international guests. That will require a bed which the two choir members can share and access to bathroom facilities. A host family is also asked to provide transportation for their international guests to and from different venues.
Want to be a host family?
If you would be interested in being a host family for the next Idaho International Choral Festival, please submit the following form. Items marked with an (*) are required.