host family Bucknell's International Friendship Host Program matches American "host" families with International Students at Bucknell.

Being far away from home, sometimes for the first time, combined with scarce opportunities to go home,can be hard on some people. Our students are always happy to make a "home away from home".

We have students from all across the world: Croatia, France, South Africa, Russia, China, Brazil and many, many more! The level of interaction is completely up to the combined efforts of the student and the host family, providing all with the opportunity to share culture and community.

This is a great opportunity for both student and host family to meet new people and learn new things collectively.

Apply to Be a Host Family

Complete a host family application. You can also call or e-mail our community coordinator for more information: Daniel Gasteiger, (570) 768-5508 or

Further resources and information for host families, including a brief FAQ, can be found on the host family poster.

Apply to Be Matched with a Host Family

Complete a student application and return by September 12, 2014 to the ISS office in 064 Elaine Langone Center.


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