Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship

Participant Accommodations

BFTF participants will be staying on the Purdue University campus, with host families, in a hotel in Philadelphia, and on the GWU campus in Washington, D.C.

On campus lodging

Upon arrival on the Purdue University campus, Fellows will be staying in student housing located within walking distance from institute classrooms. Residence assistants, who have had previous experience  working as counselors in summer youth camps, will be staying with Fellows and will be available to them.

I had the time of my life. I met amazing people and awesome characters. The mentors were fantastic. They did their best to help us. The host family made me feel like I’m in my own home and made me feel welcome.”

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Mid-July, Fellows will transfer to their host families. All host families live in the vicinity of Purdue University. Host families will provide meals, supervision and a program of family activities during the length of the home stay. All families will be screened for suitability for hosting the BFTF Fellows.

Contact the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship
(765) 496-3029 or
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Room 4176