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Host for the Holidays

The Host for the Holidays program is a fun and unique opportunity for international students to enjoy a traditional holiday celebration with members of the university and the local community. This year, Host for the Holidays will take place on December 24, 25, and 26, 2017. If you are interested in participating in this program please click on the link (that applies to you) below.


If you would like to invite international students to your home, and share in the traditions of a Canadian Christmas holiday, please click the "Prospective Hosts" link below and complete the form.

Here’s what one of our Thanksgiving hosts had to say about her experiences:

“Our Thanksgiving celebration includes both sides of my family which adds up to close to 30 people. The two students that attended are wonderful young men who fit in perfectly with our family. They shared stories and traditions from their culture and families and learned all about our families and traditions. When we went around the table to say what we were thankful for, there was a common theme of friends, family, and good health. We're not so different after all. My entire family commented that this was our best Thanksgiving ever and that was solely due to the addition of our new friends. Thank-you so much for this opportunity!” - Lori Powers (Thanksgiving ‘17)

The deadline to apply to be a host is Friday, December 15th

The deadline has past for International Students to take part in host for the holidays and the applications have been closed for this Christmas. Please try again next year for Thanksgiving. If you would like to be a host please use the link above to apply.

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