Host Family Program
Join Our Host Family Program!
Host families are needed at Shepherd University! 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 help in adjusting to the culture and community
- a source of fun and relaxation
*a host family is NOT someone to house and feed a student
If you would be interested in welcoming one of our Shepherd international students into your family/home, please contact Dr. Kelly Hart at email@example.com.
We are always looking for International Students to participate in the Host family program.
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.