Opportunity to Host Visiting Brazilian Faculty

Opportunity to Host Visiting Brazilian Faculty

Opportunity to Host Visiting Brazilian FacultyNOVA will be hosting 34 Brazilian English faculty from all over Brazil for an eight-week TESOL program (January 19 to March 11) at the Annandale and Alexandria campuses.

NOVA faculty or staff from any campus who are interested in hosting two to three Brazilian faculty during the weekend of February 6 to7 are needed. This will be a way to introduce our guests to the broader NOVA community and to provide them with a glimpse into American life and culture. This is also a great opportunity to expose your family and friends to another culture and to meet new colleagues from another part of the world.

Please note, hosting NOVA faculty are asked to agree to the following:

  • To be available to host either on Saturday, February 6 or Sunday, February 7.
  • To pick up and drop off the group to their hotel in Old Town Alexandria.
  • Once matched, to communicate directly with the Brazilian guests to arrange specific plans.
  • To cover costs related to hosting (any meals, sightseeing, transportation, etc.).
  • To be considerate of dietary restrictions.

Faculty are not required to spend a lot of funds while hosting. Faculty can host guests in their home for the evening or afternoon or take them to a local event or activity in the community.

It is important that faculty also not cancel after you have committed to hosting. If a last minute emergency comes up, please also try to find a replacement host, preferably a NOVA employee. Also contact Stacey Bustillos to assist in finding a replacement as early as possible.

If you are interested in hosting, please submit your name, title, NOVA campus, email, phone number, the day of availability (February 6 or 7) and the number of individuals you can host (two or three). Please send this information to Bustillos (sbustillos@nvcc.edu) no later than January 29. Matches will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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