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SERVAS Promoting peace through a worldwide hospitality network What is Servas about? For more than 60 years Servas has been an International homestay network extending to approximately 130 countries worldwide.

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Promoting peace through a worldwide hospitality network

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What is Servas about?

  • For more than 60 years Servas has been an International homestay network extending to approximately 130 countries worldwide.

  • Through person-to-person contact between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, friendships develop and this creates peace-links around the world.

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How does Servas Work?

Servas hosts welcome travelers for 2 nights and 3 days homestays or as day hosts

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If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.

Lyndon B Johnson 

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Who will I meet? each other better.

Servas members are diverse in the areas of

  • Race

  • Gender

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Religion

  • Nationality

  • Ability

  • Socio-economic situation

Travel… Make Friends… Build Peace!

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Why is Servas right for me? each other better.

  • Affordable: Servas offers programs with different prices to choose from. No money is ever exchanged between host and traveler.

  • More Than A Tourist: Servas travelers can participate in the daily lives of their hosts. More than 15,000 homes worldwide welcome Servas travelers.

  • Safe! All Servas members are approved by Servas Interviewers & our system is organized to ensure your safety.

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US Servas Traveler Programs each other better.

  • International Traveler ($85) unlimited travel around the world for a year. Stay with your hosts for 2 nights (3 days).

  • Domestic Traveler

    ($50 for adult membersand $25 for U.S. and international students 18 and over) unlimited travel for a year within the United States.

    (more information

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US Servas Host Programs each other better.

  • Overnight Host:

    Offers simple accommodations to Servas travelers for 2 nights & 3 days. Visits may be extended at host suggestion.

    • Hosts have the opportunity to share with the traveler their daily life & culture in their environment (& vice versa). Travelers may come from around the world or from within the US.

  • Day Host:

    Does not offer overnight accommodations, but spends time during the day with the traveler showing them around & getting to know them.

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How can I benefit if I am an International Student studying each other the USA?

  • Explore America's varied cultures from the inside of US homes.

  • Learn firsthand about American politics, social activism, pastimes, worship, and peace movements.

  • This program is ideal for students of English as a second language who seek practical experience speaking English outside the classroom.

  • The International Student program is open to all students aged 18 and over.

  • Find out more online Int’l Student or Camp Counselor Application Packet

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How do I become a member? each other better.

  • Get an application/information packet

    • Call us at (707) 825-1714 and we will send a packet by post or by


    • Or you can download the packet yourself online at: (

  • Get 2 letters of recommendation

  • Get 2 passport-sized photos

  • Make arrangements for an interview

    • You can find a list of interviewers at our website ( or call the office (707) 825-1714

  • After your interviewer has approved and signed your application, send it along with all other materials and the appropriate fee to the office for processing.

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    Contact Us each other better.

    United States SERVAS, INC.

    1125 16th Street, Suite 201, Arcata, CA 95521

    Tel: (707) 825-1714

    Fax: (707) 825-1762

    Email: [email protected]

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    Servas is a special way of seeing the world – as a place where there are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet.


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    If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world   safe for diversity.

    John F Kennedy