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Host a Fellow(s) for an evening and share a part of our West Texas community with them.

These 25 young professionals are the best and brightest in Africa, competing for this Fellowship with an acceptance rate lower than the Ivy League. They are aged 25-35 years and are doctors, lawyers, non-profit founders, and leaders in their communities. While they are at Texas Tech for the next six weeks we would like to introduce them to our amazing Lubbock community and hospitality. 

The Fellows will be busy with meetings and learning opportunities, but we want them to also engage in something just as important, cultural enhancement. That is why we are reaching out to local families, couples or individuals to open their homes to the Fellows for one night as guests. This will allow the fellows a chance to engage with Lubbock locals and conversation. 

Host evenings are generally dinners, but do not feel limited! You could also consider activities such as cultural events around Lubbock, family outings, movies, family BBQ's, 4th of July activities and more!

Please use the Google Form linked below to indicate that you are interested in hosting and which date(s) works best for you. We will provide information on any potential dietary considerations once Fellows have been matched with a host. 

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Program