Now Recruiting host families for Reed's Host Family Program
International Student Services is seeking members of the community to participate in our Host Family Program for international students and language scholars. The Host Family Program is a non-residential friendship program and the goal is to introduce international students and scholars to a local family who will befriend them, introduce them to the local community, support their student or scholar's experience at Reed, and enjoy the opportunity for cultural exchange.
Host families provide a "home away from home" for students whose families are often very far away and often play an important part in helping international students adjust to Reed and the U.S. The relationship begins when families and students and scholars communicate over the summer and coordinate welcoming their student or scholar to Portland by picking them up from the airport, bringing them to campus, and helping them settle into their residence halls. During the school year, host families and students/scholars establish and define a relationship that works for both sides. Most get together at least once per month, and the International Student Services office also organizes three structured on-campus events to bring international visitors and their host families together as a group.
Questions may be directed to Robin Tovey, communications manager. Announcements do not represent the views of Reed College.