April 29, 2015 STAFF

Host Families Needed to Welcome an International Student to JCU

As the University bids farewell to our seniors, the campus begins to prepare for our new incoming Class of 2019. The international class is shaping up to be another large class and we need your help! We are seeking host families to help them make the transition to life on our campus and in our community.

As a host family for our international students, the required time commitment is very little. Our students will be arriving on August 18-19 and must move into the dorms by the start of orientation on the morning of August 21. Traditionally, we have asked that host families provide accommodations for their students for one or two nights. However, to offer greater flexibility, we are also seeking host families who can assist the students who choose to stay in the dorms before orientation.

During the time before orientation, students will likely need to go shopping for items they did not bring with them and to set up their dorm rooms. We ask that host families assist students with these tasks. After that, your level of commitment and engagement with your international student is whatever you and they are interested in.

This is an amazing group of students. Don’t miss your chance to be an integral part of their time at JCU.

For more information and an application, contact Megan McBride (mmcbride@jcu.edu).