Host families are not required to provide home stays; students provide their own housing. However, many students do not have their own vehicles, so families often provide transportation to and from joint activities. We encourage host families to include their student in activities that their family has already planned on doing (family dinner, movie night, sporting events). Sometimes ordinary activities are the best! Check out our Host Family Resources for a list of activities we've generated! Host families are not to assume any responsibility for financial, immigration, academic, employment, health, or serious adjustment problems. Staff in International Student Services handles these issues.
If you are interested in becoming a host family for a UWRF international student, please complete the Host Family Application. We will review the application, and upon approval, will match your family with a student!
Learn more about the Host Family program from current hosts and participating students in our Host Family Spotlights.