CCIS Foster Families & Homestays

In these programs, CCIS volunteers invite international students into their families and/or homes. Both offer an opportunity to get acquainted to the U.S. within a family environment.

Homestay

Volunteer families or individuals invite students to stay in their homes for 2-3 days before classes begin. Often, students are included in various family activities throughout their stay at Northwestern. Apply by downloading and completing an application:

For more information, contact Greta Sims at 847-328-7394 or Bonnie Wefler at 847-866-7084. 

Foster relative or family

Through the CCIS Foster Relative Program you are paired with a local individual or family who will include you in activities throughout the year. Apply by downloading and completing an application:

For more information, contact Greta Sims at 847-328-7394, Sylvia Alvino at 847-328-7516 or Mary Lucas at 847-328-7936.