December 5, 2023

Purdue community invited to join ‘Host-A-Boiler’ during winter recess

Purdue is home to nearly 9,000 enrolled international students from around the world. During Purdue’s winter recess, many of those students are unable to travel home. The Host-A-Boiler program was created over 10 years ago to provide a family experience for international students by pairing them with volunteer hosts — Purdue faculty and staff, domestic students with families, and others living in the Greater Lafayette area.

Participants sign up for a one-time get-together during the Purdue winter recess. Host-A-Boiler is an opportunity to celebrate holiday, seasonal or cultural traditions with some new friends from different cultural backgrounds. This year, coordinators are hoping to match around 100 students for the winter break Host-A-Boiler program, and willing hosts are needed in order to match these students. If you would like to invite an international student into your home over the Purdue winter recess, please sign up here.

To learn more about the program, visit the Host-A-Boiler webpage. Sign up to participate in a winter recess get-together by Dec. 15.


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