Host families range from single individuals to families with children. They are active members of the community and have a desire to learn more about another culture. Host families commit to hosting an international student for the duration of their stay at Davidson. This is usually for a four year period. Ideally, families and students should meet at least once a month but keep in contact with each other on a more regular basis.
What are the host family's responsibilities?
What is the student's role?
What are some of the host family events?
The International Student Office organizes events for students and their host families. These events are fun opportunities to spend time with your "adopted" student, meet his/her friends, and socialize with other host families. In the past, these events have included:
Want to be a host family?
If you are interested in being a host family for an international student, please complete the Host Family Program Application. Questions may be directed to Susan Hatchett at firstname.lastname@example.org, international student adviser, or Carol Sandke at email@example.com, host family program coordinator. Host family applications are due by July 5. By mid to late July, students and families are paired together and emailed each other's contact information.