DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
International Student Services
Host Family Program
The host family program offers the opportunity for cultural exchange and a mutually rewarding relationship between a local family and an international student or language scholar.
The term host family can be somewhat misleading. Reed's international students and language scholars live on campus and therefore there is no expectation that host families will provide room and board.
Instead, host families act as a liaison between international visitors and the community. The relationship begins when families welcome students and scholars to Portland by picking them up from the airport, bringing them to campus, and helping them settle into their dorm rooms. Then, during the school year, ISS organizes three structured on-campus events to bring international visitors and their host families together as a group.
If you are interested in learning more about Reed's Host Family Program, please review our Host Family Program brochure below, or contact us. And take a look at pictures from past host family events: Mardi Gras Event, Bowling Night, Halloween Event, and Valentine's Day Event.