The Host Student Program helps incoming international students feel welcome and comfortable as they make their transition to life in the United States and as graduate students at GSAS. The program links a continuing GSAS student with one or two incoming international students. Students may be matched in many ways—for example, by age, marital status or sexual orientation, country, field of study, interests or hobbies. We make every effort to match people with their preferences, depending on the students who volunteer to participate.

Volunteer for the 2017 Host Student Program

All current GSAS students, from both the United States and abroad, are invited to apply to serve as host students. As a host student, you are not expected to serve as a counselor or academic advisor, but rather as a person to whom a new international student can turn for support and friendly advice.

Matches will be made in early June. A Host Student Dinner is scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017.