Holiday hosts needed for international students

While most members of the Brock community head home over the holiday break to spend time with family and friends, hundreds of international students will be left without that option.

With the increasing cost of travel, international students who cannot afford the journey home will celebrate Christmas in Canada away from their loved ones.

In an effort to make their holiday experience a memorable one, Brock International implemented a program last year with the goal of leaving no student behind to spend the festive season alone.

“The Home for the Holidays program is an opportunity for the University community to open up their homes and share their favourite parts of the holiday season with international students,” says Sandra Gruosso, Interim Associate Director of Brock International Services.

That may mean welcoming students to a special dinner with family and friends, tobogganing, ice skating or watching a popular Christmas movie together.

Brock’s holiday break takes place between Dec. 20 and Jan. 8.

An information session about the Home for the Holidays program will be held Monday, Nov. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. in Plaza 411.

Advanced registration, which can be done through ExperienceBU, is recommended but not required.

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