Seeking Host Families for International Students

For years, many Deerfield families have generously opened their homes over school vacations to international students who cannot travel home or have no family or friends in the United States. In the past ten years the number of international students has almost doubled to a high this year of 105 from 37 countries. Students need host families for all Deerfield vacations, including current requests for the upcoming winter vacation (two students), long winter weekend in February (13 students) and spring break in March (six students). Host families enjoy sharing their traditions with students, whether it is turkey and the trimmings over Thanksgiving, taking in the holiday tree at Rockefeller Center (see photo) or a family brunch. Students never forget the incredible hospitality of Deerfield families and most keep in touch when they leave school. If you have an interest in hosting, please contact Lynne Robbins, Deerfield’s International Student Advisor.

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