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Global Connections

Host an international student for five nights

July 28, 2010

The Office of International Programs partners with the Fort Collins International Center to offer a temporary home-stay to new incoming international students. With the increased number of applications and limited space in the residence halls for transfer students and in Apartment Life for our graduate students, we need more host families!

Waiting for permanent housing

A total of 75 Home-stay requests are anticipated from international students for the fall semester.

Please consider hosting a student for up to five nights while they look for permanent housing in the community or while they wait for their housing to open.

The home-stay host agrees to provide a comfortable place to sleep, a simple breakfast, and sometimes dinner. The student may need transportation to CSU as they start orientation. They may also need a trip to some stores to buy bedding and kitchen supplies, and the home-stay agrees to help them move into their permanent housing.

More men than women

Although the greatest numbers are undergraduates from China, we also expect students from countries including India, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Honduras, and South Korea just to name a few. There are far more men than women.

Overall, a total of about 75 Home-stay requests are anticipated for the fall.

Contact information

Please consider extending a warm local welcome to an incoming student(s). Call or e-mail us if you are willing to host so that we may discuss who you might host and days that you are available. We hope to accomplish this early enough so that you might correspond directly with your student(s) prior to their arrival.

For more information, please contact Nancy Walker at or (970) 237-0585.

Home-stay Program

The Home-stay Program is made possible through our strong partnership with the Fort Collins International Center, a community-based volunteer organization. Upon arrival in August or January, interested international students are invited to stay in the homes of local families (individuals or couples) for up to five days as they seek permanent housing.

For more information or to volunteer with the Fort Collins International Center, visit

Contact: Jenn Christ
Phone: (970) 491-5919