Invitation to Be a Global Host Family During Global Partnership Week

From Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks:

We would like to encourage anyone who is considering being a host family this year and in the future.  We have done it every year now and intend to continue doing it in the future.  In fact, we were told last year that we are now considered to be the University of Trento in Blacksburg, which we consider to be a real compliment. 

The reason that we do it is that we have have a lot of fun with the teams.  They are mature graduate students from another country who are very talented and interesting to talk to.  The intrusions are minimal and last only a week, but the cultural stimulation is deep and can last for a long time.  We have been invited to visit them many times and last year met one of their faculty members who had dinner with all of us.  In short, it is a fun experience that we thoroughly enjoy. 

– Sue and John Muffo

We invite you to join Sue and John and become a host family for the 2013 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, just five months away!

During last year's VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, we met student teams from the Tech University of Malaysia, Tongji University, China, Telcom SudParis, France, University of Trento, Italy, University of Kent, England, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and more – check out our global map showing all of our 2012 University Partners. Check back often for our announcement of our 2013 University Partners!

Here are the details about being a host family (.pdf), Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Let us know you will be a global host family!

For more information about being a host family, please contact me at [email protected].


The Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 18 – 24, 2013. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week brings university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.

See the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week Flyer (.pdf)

For more information about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership, and the VTKW Global Partnership Week 2013, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks, at [email protected].

Our Global Partnership Sponsors include Allegheny Logistics GroupBAE SystemsCCS-Inc.G.J. Hopkins Inc.Interactive Achievement, Inc.MeridiumMontgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, Rackspace, SAIC, ShentelStellarOne BankSunTrustTechLabThird SecurityThe Branch Group Inc., Virginia TechVirginia Tech Corporate Research CenterVPT, Inc.

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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 Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&THarris Office FurnitureHodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C.Hutchison Law Group, Latimer IP Law, LLC , LeClairRyanNew River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.

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