Share the Cheer


Create community and celebrate the winter season!

Share the Cheer is back for the winter break 2022 - 2023

Host International Students

Share your family traditions and provide a sense of community for international students far from home. Learn about different cultures and perspectives, share your traditions and cultural background - whatever they may be - and create a personal connection with those whose family and friends are far away.

Host Eligibility

University faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students.

Each applicant must host a minimum of two international students for one dinner/event during the University's winter closure. 
Note: Graduate student hosts must live off-campus to participate in the program.

International students - Be a guest!

If you find yourself around campus during the winter break and would enjoy connecting with new people and sharing seasonal experiences, register to be a guest for Share the Cheer!

Celebrate the winter season with a host family for a holiday dinner or fun activity. Exchange holiday traditions and share your cultural celebrations with your hosts.


  • To finalize your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that requires your response.
  • Guests are responsible for discussing their dietary restrictions or allergies with their hosts at least 72 hours before the event.

Host and Guest Matching

  • Confirmed international students will be matched with participating hosts.
  • Hosts will be notified by email with details of their student guests.
  • Hosts are responsible for contacting their guests to make arrangements.
  • Student guests are responsible for informing the host about dietary restrictions or allergies 72 hours before the event.


Past hosts share their stories