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!


Applications will be accepted starting on September 15, 2019.




Our Students Say:


“Everyone was so welcoming! They made me feel like home...CIH is the perfect destination combo of friends, family and travel No regrets. It surpassed my expectations."         
 - Kansas City CIH student, 2018


“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


“The people I met in CIH, from the organizers to host families to students who participated in the program to volunteers and just everyone involved, were incredible."

- Kansas City CIH Student 2018


It was really good experience to me. I absolutely suggest this program for other international students. Thank you so much!!!

- Lithia, FL CIH Student


“Staying with American families is the most wonderful part.” 

- Muchen from China


“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


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