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Welcome to Hope College!

Host Family Program

The Host Family Program at Hope College allows international students an opportunity to interact with local Holland, Michigan families and chance to experience 'typical' American life away from a college campus. We encourage all of our international students to participate. A host family invites the student to their home for an occasional dinner, takes them to a sporting event or just out for a cup of coffee. The student might cook a special dish for the host family or invite them to an event on campus. We try to match students with appropriate host families based on similar interests.

If you are interested in participating in the Host Family Program, please complete the form below and return it by July 1. You can fax it to (616) 395-7937 or email it as an attachment to

International Student Host Family Application Form

For Interested Host Families

Host Family Application Form