Office of Global Citizenship

Host Family Program

The Host Family Program gives students the opportunity to connect with American culture in a unique way by fostering relationships between students and local families. Students do not live with host families (students live on campus), but they can expect to spend time with their host families every couple of weeks. Typical host family activities include dinners, hikes, attending events on campus, etc. While there are not many requirements of the program, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of this relationship. 

Host family pairings are made for one academic year with the option to renew each year.

To sign up to receive a host family for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, complete the Student Questionnaire by August 1

If you are a local Sewanee resident, and you are interested in signing up to be a host family or host individual, please contact Andrea Del Balso at