Host schools and organizations provide housing for all participants for 1 full year. In some cases, filmmakers may live with a local family, share a house with other local or foreign teachers, or be provided with their own apartment. All housing sites include a furnished bedroom, electricity, and running water as well as access to a bathroom, kitchen, or cafeteria. Additionally, participants are provided three meals/day for the entire length of the program.
FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS encourages our Fellows to embrace their new environment during their year abroad. We’ve designed a series of weekly assignments aimed at providing creative opportunities for participants to explore their community and to better understand the rhythms of the respective society and culture. Participants are encouraged to seek out local resources to co-produce films throughout the year.
The well-being and safety of our Fellows is FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS’ main concern. All FWB Fellows are required to secure independent travel insurance in order to protect against unforeseen circumstances while abroad. We also provide 24/7 contact with a US-based team member and ensure that a safe and reliable host community helps transition our participants into the local culture.