Every member of the NSL Team spends their seven-week summer living with a host family who function as the backbone of the program — a window into the American family experience. Paired together, Israeli and Palestinian Delegates are offered a unique window into an American family experience which they share together and forge new bonds not possible at back home. These relationships are greatly appreciated by our delegates and host families alike, and have built many lifelong friendships.

In return to offering a home to our delegates, Host Families become an integral part of our program. They develop a relationship with Palestine and Israel’s brightest young leaders, are welcome participants in our discussions and talks, and join a community of NSL’s friends and supporters.