Homestay Program

The Czech Heritage Foundation Homestay Program funds student “Ambassadors” to live with a host family for three weeks in or near Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, and will host a Czech student from that family later in the same summer.

The Homestay program partners with Biskupské gymnázium Bohuslava Balbína, a high school located in Hradec Králové.

More than one hundred high school students have received scholarships since the educational program began in 1983. The number of “Ambassadors” varies from year to year.

Students experience firsthand the culture and daily life of their host family and local community. Upon their return, our student “Ambassadors” share their experience with local churches, clubs, trade groups, senior centers, and civic and fraternal organizations.

Homestay Overview

Homestay Application

Homestay Reference Questionnaire

Homestay Timeline

Please review the above materials before submitting your application.  All applications must be submitted by January 7.  Applications may be submitted by mail, e-mail, or by using the form below.


  • •Be prepared to attend an interview before a committee where you will be asked about your activities or participation in some aspect of your Czech heritage.
    •If you have any question or concerns, contact
    •Applications and candidate review forms must be submitted on or before January 7.