International Students -


Would you like to spend Christmas with an American family?

Learn how Americans live in their homes and celebrate Christmas?


Do you need somewhere to go during winter break because your school is closed?


Then spend your winter break with us!


All CIH programs were cancelled in 2020. In 2021, only the Kansas City CIH program will be offered.




Our Students Say:


"It is a good initiative and helps international students have a place to meet and celebrate together as they do not have families in the US and it helps them not to feel lonely. You become a family with your new found friends you meet at CIH."
 - Lithia CIH Student, 2019


“It is a wise decision to join in the CIH Program.  In these two weeks, I made many friends from different countries, and I had a lot of fun with all of them.  Also, I really enjoyed the time staying with my host family, experiencing the real Christmas culture... I have to say this program gives me a very different and special experience in the U.S.  In the future, I will keep in touch with my two host families and the friends I met in CIH…  It is amazing program.”

- Grace from China


"This is a wonderful program, especially for those who are new to the US and want to understand the culture of Americans." 

- Kansas City CIH Student 2019


"I recommend this program 110%!

- Atlanta CIH Student 2019


“I was able to learn the warm heart of people and feel the family bond through staying with an American host family. ” 

- Atlanta CIH Student 2019


“This is the most significant Christmas that I have ever spent because this is an authentic Christmas Day.  It is totally different from the stereotype I had for Christmas… I had a lot of real American food.  I enjoyed them very much.”

- Xuan from China


We're on YouTube!  Watch a video of our

2019 Atlanta program (Click here)




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