Houston

Houston  TX
Presbytery of New Covenant  
Program runs from: 12/17/2016  to  01/02/2017

All accepted students must arrive on December 18 for Houston CIH!
Lone Star State
Enjoy a special Christmas break “deep in the heart of Texas”, and celebrate your holidays with friendly families and cordial churches! Houston is special with home-stays and an active program—visit Space Center Houston at NASA, take a ride on Metro Rail and tour downtown and Houston’s underground. Explore Houston's museums or go shopping at one of Houston’s many malls. Tour the Toyota Center and enjoy a Rocket’s game or get a sense of Texas history at San Jacinto Battleground. Even if the weather is sometimes cold, you can expect your Houston welcome to be warm!  
One of the activities during your visit is our annual International Dinner for which you will be asked to prepare your favorite dish or a dish from your country to share. Please bring a recipe. You are also invited to bring costumes, pictures and other items from your country.  
 
 
Program Size 7
Program Type Home Stay
Accomodations Female Students Only
Clothing Suggestions Warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Bring clothes that can be layered, coat/jacket, raincoat/umbrella.
Suggested Cash You need to bring money for some meals and entry fees, and spending money for souvenirs. Recommended amount $70. Please bring your passport and student ID as they may be required for admission and discounts at some local attractions. BRING YOUR PASSPORT
Program Dates 12/17/2016 to 01/02/2017
Stay Options Entire Program or Either Week
Airport Houston IAH (recommended) or Houston - Hobby
Train Depot AMTRAK - Houston
Bus Depot Greyhound Bus Lines - Houston
Driving Directions On request
Weather Forecast Variable, but usually mild - can be cold and rainy
Local Attractions Space Center Houston, Downtown Houston and the underground tunnels, Galveston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Toyota Center
Program Web Site www.pbyofnewcovenant.org