There are over three thousand international students at McMaster University. In addition to the academic challenges, imagine the challenges of being a student in a new culture and language, far away from family and friends. If only they could taste a little bit of home and hospitality here in Canada. Friendship Families exist to give families in Hamilton an opportunity to open their homes to international students and make a difference in their lives. We invite you to host students on one of the following days between Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Saturday, December 28, 2019.
Who sponsors Friendship Families?
Friendship Families is a partnership between Hamilton Churches, Power to Change and Hamilton International Student Network.
What can I expect from signing up as a Host Family?
You will be paired with two or more International Students who have also registered to share a Christmas meal over the break with a Friendship Family. Part of hosting and showing care for them is that our hosts pick up students from their homes and drop them off after; most students are in the McMaster vicinity. Enjoy the opportunity of sharing fellowship and a meal together!
We would like to encourage you to visit www.everyinternational.com, which we have found to be extremely valuable in providing resources regarding how to engage international students.
How do I sign up?
Please complete this application form and we will contact you within the next few weeks!
Host registration will close on December 9, 2019, at 11:59 pm MIDNIGHT
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org