The Four Cities Young Leader Academy

The Dayton Sister City Committee, in partnership with the Dayton Mediation Center, is proud to be involved in organizing the Four Cities Young Leader Academy, a three-week immersive experience that brings 18 students and three teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Dayton from October 3 through the 23rd of 2020.


Learn more about the exchange by checking out the following stories:

Currently, the committee is looking for home-stay families to house these students and teachers for 2020. The host families that are selected would receive per diems of up to $500 per family (total) to cover the costs of food for the individual they are hosting.


As part of the screening process, a BCI/FBI background check would be required for all individuals over 18 years old who will be living in the household during the visit. Pick-up/drop-off times will be flexible to accommodate host families, but generally drop-off will be between 8AM and pickup after 5PM each day.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, please fill out the application below and you will be contacted by a member of the committee to set up a home visit and interview.

If you would like to receive information in the future about this program, including updates on host family application deadlines, chaperone opportunities, and more, please email

US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina