Why Be a Host Family?

  1. Bring a New Culture Into Your Home
  2. Experience another culture, that you may not experience otherwise, from the comfort of your own home

  3. Be a Support System for Your Professional
  4. Welcome an individual to America by being a local expert for them and introducing them to American culture with kindness and support as they adapt to a new environment

  5. Grow Your Family
  6. Accept a new member into your family and make global connections and memories that will last a lifetime

  7. Open Your Mind
  8. With hosting, you are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate a new way of life or way of thinking

I cannot think of any bad situations, everyone that I have hosted has been so great! We need this sort of thing now more than ever, to lessen the cultural divide.

Roland Kulla, CIP Chicago Host With 20+ Years of Experience

Each professional has their own unique experience in a new setting away from their family and home environment. It is a time for them to explore themselves in new ways, and each [professional] did that”

Claudia Divis, CIP Chicago Host
ALLOW YOUR FAMILY TO GROW IN THE COMPANY OF A GROWING INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL

Welcome to the Council of International Programs Chicago!


Looking to be a Host Family? We’d love to have you! All applications are reviewed by our Executive Director, Dr. George Palamattam
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