Travel the world with the SIGHT program
SIGHT — the Service of Information, Guidance and Hospitality to Travelers — makes it easier for Mensa members to enjoy the company and hospitality of other Mensans across the United States and throughout more than 40 other countries. No matter where your travels take you, this page contains the essential information you need to participate in SIGHT.
SIGHT was proposed and founded in 1967 by June Alexander Solntseff, then living in Australia. Her proposal was reminiscent of an idea proposed in 1959 by Victor Serebriakoff, one of Mensa's most influential leaders.
Our members are encouraged to experience the SIGHT program both as hosts and as guests. Now that you know what SIGHT is all about, here's how to participate.
American Mensa SIGHT
For more information on the U.S. program, email the National SIGHT Coordinator.
International Mensa SIGHT
Information is available on the SIGHT pages of Mensa International's website (you will need to create and use a separate login when visiting Mensa International pages). For a form to request SIGHT services, click the "Guidelines for Visitors" link. That Web page also has a list by country of SIGHT contacts as well as a FAQ page.
For more information, email the International SIGHT Coordinator. Note: Mensa membership will need to be verified for American and International members; to expedite that verification, attach a copy of your current membership card to your request.
- It helps to include full details on dates and plans for travel as well as the types of help being requested.
- The range of services — all provided by volunteers — varies according to region. For example, some SIGHT Coordinators provide general info, some inform you about local meetings and events and some provide logistical info or might even pick you up at the airport. Some may host you at a dinner or even let you crash on their sofa or in their guest room.
- All SIGHT Coordinators are volunteers with busy lives, so give them as much advance notice as possible. "Instant" responses usually are not possible. If you do not receive a response after a few days, feel free to send a follow-up email or contact the Local Group for more information.