Of all of the wonderful features that make IELC unique,  the host family program is one of the most salient. Every international student is paired with a Collegiate host family. Staying with these families is integral in simultaneously understanding and living American culture. Tonight, the students connected with their new families for the first time!

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“It was less of a job and more of a way to create a friendship. I realized how much I love interacting with people from around the world and how interesting they are when you come face-to-face with them. When we interacted in person it was a whole new world.”

– Stephanie W. (USA) on hosting a student last year