The Host Families Program aims to develop meaningful relationships between students and community members through informal exchange opportunities and activities in order to contribute to the students’ academic, personal, and professional success while a student at Oberlin.

Program Benefits


  • Feeling of inclusion and belonging
  • Extended resource and support system
  • Cultural exchange
  • Relationship building
  • Explore the larger community
  • Enhance college experience
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring

Host Families

  • Cultural exchange
  • Relationship building
  • Ambassador for the community
  • Appreciation of other cultures
  • Community involvement
  • Create a welcoming community environment
  • Expand networks

To apply, please send an email to our office .