Volunteer to Be a Host Family and Meet Your Global Guests in Only 3 Weeks

From Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks:

Only three weeks until the 2012 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week begins!

We have almost double the number of students attending this year over last year!  We invite you to be a global host family!

As an additional benefit for serving as a host family, we are raffling an overnight stay for two, plus breakfast and dinner at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (value of $400).  For every student hosted, the host will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win this special package.  As a small token of our appreciation, host families are also invited to participate in several celebratory meals and events during the week.

Here are the details about being a host family (.pdf), Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Read what Sue and John Muffo and Jeri Childers and Jack McMahon have to say about the benefits of being a host family.

Let us know you will be a global host family!  Please contact me, Lindsey Eversole, at [email protected].


The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will bring university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. The Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships.

These generous sponsors make this very special week of education, competition, relaxation, and relationship building possible: The Allegheny Logistics Group, CCS-Inc., Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., NetVentures, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, SAIC, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, SunTrust Bank, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and VPT, Inc.

VT KnowledgeWorksVT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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