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Host Family Program

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:

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, ljarman@shepherd.edu