International Student Services (ISS)

Share the Cheer

Come together to celebrate the winter season and share activities!

Become a host 

Hosting is open to University faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students. Each host is required to host a minimum of 2 international students for one dinner, December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020. 

Host Application deadline: Sunday, December 8, 2019 

Please note: Graduate student hosts must live off-campus to participate in the program. 

Apply now!

Student guests

Enjoy celebrating the winter season with a host family for a holiday dinner. Exchange holiday traditions and share your cultural celebrations with your hosts. 

Register early, space is limited and participation is not guaranteed.

Guests are responsible to inform their host, 72 hours before the dinner, about any dietary restrictions or allergies.  

If you are interested in going with a friend, please apply as a group.

Student guest(s) deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Please note: To finalize your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that requires your response no later than Sunday, December 8, 2019. 

Register now!

Matching (December 10 - 13)

  • Confirmed international students will be matched with participating hosts. 
  • Hosts will be notified by email with details of their student guests by Friday, December 13, 2019.
  • Hosts are responsible for contacting their guests to make arrangements.
  • Student guests are responsible for letting the host know about any dietary restrictions or allergies 72 hours before dinner. 


Email: Gavin Palmer