Recap: “Who’s in the House” Event with the Rumsfeld Fellows

From April 20 to 24, 2013,  International House hosted five dynamic business leaders from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan through the Rumsfeld Foundation Fellowship Program. The Rumsfeld Foundation Fellowship cultivates a cadre of rising young leaders in politics, business, and academia from the Central Asia-Caucasus region. Rising leaders from the government and private sectors are invited to apply for the Fellowship and only the top tier candidates are chosen to participate in a six-week program. This Fellowship is a program of the Library of Congress and builds linkages between the U.S. and Central Asian countries by developing young leaders from the region. They Fellows were in  Charlotte to learn about the theme of economic development in the U.S.

On April 23, International House hosted a “Who’s in the House” event to introduce the Rumsfeld Fellows to the public, as well as learn about their backgrounds. Below are pictures from the event!

Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu giving an overview on her country, Azerbaijan.


Mr. Dulguun Baasandavaa speaking about the economy in Mongolia.

The Rumsfeld Fellows with International House staff at the Rotary Club of Charlotte.

Who’s in the House? April/May Edition

On Tuesday, April 23rd, International House will welcome international visitors from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, who will be showcased at our “Who’s in the House” event from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The Rumsfeld Fellows are high ranking government and private sector executives. They will be in Charlotte from April 20th – 24th and will focus on learning about finance and foreign investment.


Who’s in the House: Rumsfeld Fellows 
Tuesday April 23, 2013
6:30pm – 8:00pm
International House (1817 Central Avenue)
Cost: FREE!

We are also hosting Legislative Fellows from Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Nepal who will be in Charlotte from April 17th – May 8th participating in internships and learning about human and women’s rights issues. International House is hosting another “Who’s in the House” event for these Fellows on May 6th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at 1817 Central Avenue.

Who’s in the House: Legislative Fellows
Monday, May 6, 2013
6:30pm – 8:00pm
International House (1817 Central Avenue)
Cost: FREE!

Questions?  Contact Johnelle Causwell at 704-342-2248 or We look forward to seeing you there!

Host An International Delegate This Month!


International House will soon be welcoming two high level delegations of international visitors to Charlotte, and we need your help! We are seeking host families to provide a home stay experience for these distinguished guests and show them some wonderful Southern hospitality!

Our first delegation is comprised of a group of six female leaders from Pakistan, Nepal, and Kyrgystan who are legislative officials or work in the area of human rights, women’s rights, and education empowerment. We are looking for home hosts between April 17 – May 8 and would consider families who are able to host either the entire 3 weeks or half of that time

Our second delegation will be with us between April 20 – 25. International House will host five finance leaders from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan through the Rumsfeld Fellows Open World Program who are in Charlotte to gain insight into the subjects of local community engagement, international relations, and resolving conflicts between investors and governments. We are also seeking host families for these visitors.

What can you expect as a home host? We are looking for individuals and families to:

  • Welcome these guests into your homes.
  • Serve as cultural ambassadors in the evenings and weekends.
  • Assist with transportation on the weekdays to and from International House (1817 Central Avenue) with drop-offs around 9:00am and pick-ups around 5:00pm (carpools can be arranged).
  • Provide breakfast and dinner.

A Home Host Orientation will be arranged prior to your guest’s arrival.

Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about hosting one of these distinguished visitors. Our home hosts usually tell us that they have a wonderful experience with these international guests and develop friendships that last a lifetime! 

For more information, please contact Johnelle Causwell at jcauswell@ihclt.orgor call at (704) 342-2248 office or (561) 543-0740 cell.