Christmas International House
Please visit the Christmas International House website to learn more about this program, to find out what locations are available and to fill out an online application form. Your application will need to be approved by your International Adviser.
To learn more about registration and scholarships, click the Learn More button below.
2019 Dates: Dec. 18-28 OR Dec. 18 - Jan. 2, depending on location
Registration is OPEN!
Christmas International House (CIH) is a national program that gives you an opportunity to visit other cities around the United States and be the guest of an American community for two weeks during the Christmas Holiday. You will pay an application fee and provide your own, round-trip transportation to the CIH program you chose, and the program will host you in homes or dormitories at for 10 days or two weeks. Depending on the program you chose, there may be some costs to participate in some of the activities. This is an excellent way for you to get to know an American family, to see the USA, learn about American culture, and share your culture with Americans.
What CIH Students Say:
This year's Christmas was the BEST ever because I could experience American culture.
If you are an international student, and you really want to be with your family, then CIH is the only place...a family gives you love, care and friendship.
It's a precious memory I will never forget. Here I have met great friends and experienced my first Christmas in the US.