Host Families for International Short-Term Programs

This fall, Notre Dame International will welcome three groups of undergraduate students from China and Japan to participate in three international short-term programs. Students will take classes in a variety of disciplines, visit local businesses, and end the program with a field trip to Chicago.

One of the highlights of the programs is the homestay opportunity with families within the Notre Dame community, which creates memorable and meaningful cross-cultural experiences for the students and the hosts.

Program Dates with Host Families

Program 1

iSAWT-Keio (International Summer: America and the World Today)
Students are from Keio University, Japan

Check-in: Monday, August 5th
Check-out: Saturday, August 17th

Program 2

iESR (International Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility)
Students are from Zhejiang University, China

Check-in: Saturday, August 24th
Check-out: Friday, September 6th

Program 3

iSAWT-APU (International Summer: America and the World Today)
Students are from Aichi Prefectural University, Japan

Check-in: Wednesday, September 11th
Check-out: Wednesday, September 25th
PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, September 14th is a ND home football game 

Host Family Responsibilities

  • Accommodations: The host should provide the student(s) with a private bedroom. The host provides bed linens, bath towels, access to a bathroom, and use of basic household supplies.
  • Transportation: The host should provide transportation to and from Notre Dame during the two-week program period. Students’ classes start at 9am and end at 4:30pm on weekdays. On the arrival date, NDI will pick up students from Chicago O’Hare Airport and bring them to campus.
  • Partial Meals: The host should provide breakfast and dinner every day during the 2-week program period. Students will have lunch on their own on campus.
  • Family Activities: Hosts are encouraged to include the student(s) in family conversations and activities as often as possible.

Host Family Stipend

$500 per student per program.

Host Family Orientation

All host families are expected to participate in an orientation session organized by Notre Dame International, prior to the students’ arrival.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All family members over the age of 18 will be required to go through a background check by the Notre Dame Human Resources Department.

Becoming a Host Family

If you are interested in becoming a host family for these students, please complete the Host Family Application.


For questions regarding this homestay program, please contact:

Megan Knobloch
Coordinator, Global Engagement & Faculty Partnerships
American Summer Programs, ASAP and Exchange Programs
Notre Dame International, 105 Main Building
University of Notre Dame
Phone. 574.631.2702