Hosting Students

Host Families

Hosting a student can be fun, educational, and rewarding for both the host and student. If you are interested in becoming a host family, please explore the following:

Once your host family application is submitted, qualifying families will have an in-home interview, orientation and undergo a Criminal History background check.

A good host family can provide...

  • A caring home and informal conversation
  • Information and support about culture and practical matters
  • A comfortable living space for the student, including a private bedroom furnished with a bed, dresser, lamp, and desk, plus sheets, blankets and towels
  • An evening meal and food for breakfast during the week, plus all meals on weekends
  • A home within easy commuting distance to UO's campus (within about 40 minutes)

In return, a host family receives...

  • Knowledge about another culture
  • The opportunity to share their own culture
  • The chance to get to know an interesting person from a very different background
  • $750 per month, paid directly from the student