Host families range from single individuals to families with children. They are active members of the community and have a desire to learn more about another culture. Host families commit to hosting an international student for the duration of their stay at Davidson. This can either be a one-year exchange student or a four-year degree seeking student. Ideally, families and students should meet at least once a month, but keep in contact with each other on a more regular basis.
What are the host family's responsibilities?
What is the student's role?
What are some of the Host Family events?
The International Student Office organizes events for students and their host families. These events are fun opportunities to spend time with your "adopted" student, meet his/her friends, and socialize with other host families. In the past, these events have included:
Want to be a host family?
If you are interested in being a Host Family for an international student, please complete the Host Family Program Background Information Form and email it to: Carol Sandke, Host Family Program Coordinator
You can also fax to 704-894-2120 or mail to:
Campus Box 7184
Davidson, NC 28035-7184
The International Student Services Office is located on the first floor of Duke Residence Hall. Host Family applications are due in the International Student Services Office by May 15. Usually, by early July, students and families are paired together and emailed each other's contact information.