Spring Term 2018
Homestay Dates: March 24th – 31st
Students can arrive on or after March 24th and are expected to move into their permanent housing by March 31st.
International Student Orientation: March 29th & 30th
Students are required to arrive before the start of International Student Orientation (ISO) so they can check-in on the morning of March 29th. Link to ISO website: https://isss.uoregon.edu/iso
Refer to “Related Links” on the right-hand side bar for links to UO Housing and Off-Campus Housing Resources.
Fall Term 2018
Regular Homestay Dates: Any date after September 8th through September 12th
Extended Homestay Dates: Any date after September 8th through September 20th
The homestay program is designed to be a short-term, cultural exchange program to provide new international students with a safe place to live before moving into permanent housing. Students are required to arrive before the start of International Student Orientation (ISO) which begins September 12th. The ISO program is packed full each day from September 12th through the 18th and students are expected to participate fully in the ISO program.
FFIS hosts provide an invaluable service by hosting new students from their date of arrival until they move into their permanent housing. The number of hosting days will depend on whether students live on- or off-campus and the move-out date. On average, hosting dates are approximately 3-5 days but may extend up to 7-10 days.
For Students Planning to Live Off-Campus
Students should begin searching for off-campus housing in advance of their arrival to the U.S. FFIS hosts are not expected to help students find permanent housing; this is the responsibility of the student. Some students are able to secure off-campus housing prior to arrival; some wait until they arrive in Eugene to find a place to live. This may result in an extended homestay of 7-10 days. FFIS hosts should communicate early on with their student about a realistic move-out date so there is no confusion or resentment if a student needs to stay longer than one week. FFIS hosts may offer to host a student for a longer period of time, but it is our experience this works best when there is open communication and move-out deadlines established up front.
Refer to “Related Links” on the right-hand side bar for a link to Off-Campus Housing Resources.
For Students Planning to Live On-Campus
The on-campus rates for fall begin on September 20th. Students can request early move-in to the residence halls starting September 12th which also coincides with the start date of International Student Orientation (ISO). UO Housing charges a daily rate for early move-in depending on the room-type students are assigned. The rates range between $50-96 per day. Students who choose not to move-in until September 20th will not be assessed an early move-in fee. The UO strongly encourages students to request early move-in.
Refer to “Related Links” on the right-hand side bar for a link to UO Housing.
Planning for the Fall Homestay
Typically, students start arriving as early as the weekend before ISO begins, around September 8th or 9th. On-campus students who request early move-in can move into the residence halls on September 12th. On-campus students who do not request early move-in can move into the residence halls on September 20th. Off-campus students should communicate with their FFIS host about a move-out date as early as possible.
FFIS will hold an orientation for FFIS hosts near the end of August or early September. The orientation will cover what to do with your student the first few days, hosting tips and the ISO schedule for students.
Summary of Important Dates 2018-2019
|Term Start||ISO Start||Early Move-In||Regular Move-In||Classes Start||Homestay Range|
|Spring 2018||3/29/18||N/A||3/31/8||4/2/18||3/2418 – 3/31/18|
|Fall 2018||9/12/18||9/12/18||9/20/18||9/24/18||9/8/18 – 9/20/18|
|Winter 2019||1/3/19||N/A||1/5/19||1/7/19||12/29/18 – 1/5/19|
|Spring 2019||3/28/19||N/A||3/30/19||4/1/19||3/23/19 – 3/30/19|
Summer 2018 Homestay program is not available