The Welcome Host Family Program is free to new international students admitted to the UO. Short-term homestays are available to students at the beginning of fall, winter, or spring terms before moving into permanent housing. By participating in this program, students become acquainted with community members, life in America, and lifelong friends.
This program is open to students during International Student Orientation and the weeks before classes begin. Apply here for the short-term homestay program.
What I appreciate about my host family is their detail-oriented care that made feel so much more at home in Eugene.
–Hangping Xu, China
They supported us to find our own place, they helped us to open a bank account, and they gave us a first impression of our new home: Eugene. They made our life significantly easier. And, they showed us the natural beauty of Oregon.
–Julius Weiner, Germany