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Host Family Program Application for Students

Being a part of the Host Family Program gives international students the opportunity to make new friends, experience the family life of a local Richmond family, and contribute to greater understanding of other cultures by educating Americans about their home country. It is a supportive "home away from home" for international students.

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* First name:

* Family (last) name:

* UR campus telephone:

* UR email address:

* Nationality:


* Gender:

* Date of birth:

* Field of study:

* Are you (check all that apply:
Exchange Student

* Are you allergic to pets?
Yes No
If yes, which kinds?

* Do you like children?
Yes No

* Are you a smoker?
Yes No

* Are you a vegetarian, or do you have any dietary restrictions?
Yes No
If yes, please specify

* Do you speak other languages?
Yes No
If yes, which ones?

Favorite Foods

* What do you hope to gain through participation in this program?

* Please list hobbies

Is there anything in particular you would like to learn about Richmond, Virgina or a place you would like to visit during your time in the United States?

Student Testimonial

"From advising me about my classes and majors to helping me adjust to my new social life, Ellen and Brian (my host parents) have played a major role in my college life. I remember the countless times they went to the trouble of transporting me to the malls and airports. Then there were those days when I needed to talk to someone and Ellen was always there for me despite her busy schedule.

"It's amazing how much they care about me. I know my college experience would have certainly been different and harder if I didn't have such nice, supportive, caring and loving host-parents like Ellen and Brian. My fondest and sweetest college memories are of those times I spent with them."

- Farheen Khurrum, Bangladesh