International Students - Celebrate Christmas with us!


For over 50 years, Christmas International House (CIH) has been a unique program for International college and university students and scholars to experience friendship and hospitality with an American host community during winter break.   Through CIH, International Students are able to travel and explore a new American city, experience what it is like to live in an American home, and develop life-changing friendships with Americans and other International students.


Check back in September for updates on dates and our 2020 programs.


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"I enjoyed the happy time with all the group, and I also enjoyed the time with my host family. We decorated the Christmas tree, and we cooked together. It was a very wonderful time."

-Mengyuan from China


"The best thing about this program is the idea of being with an American family. Being an international student in the States will create a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about American culture and when you live with an American host family you'll get to know more about American culture.

-Surya from India


Learn more about CIH by viewing our About and Locations pages.


Learn about CIH's lasting legacy through the story of Tetsuo Sato!


Our locations have limited openings. Don't miss this unique and memorable opportunity!


 Download our 2019 CIH Newsletter Here.



Download our 2018 CIH Newsletter