Join Our Host Family Program!
We are always looking for fun, kind, and dedicated host families and international students to participate.
A host family can take many forms: it can be a single individual or a family of fifteen! A host family is merely a family in the local Shepherdstown or Martinsburg area that serves as a friend to an international students studying here at the university. Students studying here from abroad often find themselves overwhelmed culturally and socially. A host family helps ease the homesickness and anxiety international students face when they are far from home.
A host family is:
- A local friend
- Someone with knowledge of the area
- Warm and welcoming
- A source of information
- An introduction to culture
- A much needed help in adjusting to the culture and community
- A source of fun!
Please check out the appropriate links below and email Dr. Lois Jarman, Director of International Affairs, for information about how you can apply!
Dr. Lois Jarman, firstname.lastname@example.org