Three-Day Home Stay hosts assist students coming to the U.S. for the first time at the beginning of fall, winter, and spring terms (September, December, March) to ease adjustment to a new culture. Students stay with an American host or family in the community, and learn about American home life and the Corvallis - Benton County community. Hosts need not have a large home - though a private sleeping room and access to a bathroom (shared is fine), is considered a minimum standard. This is often a wonderful and memorable experience for OSU students and host families - and we receive many repeat host volunteers each year.
Many wonderful friendships are formed through the homestay program.
Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about Corvallis, OSU and develop a long lasting friendship. New international students wishing to have a home stay: please download a request form (PDF) and email it to the Crossroads International office. A confirmation will be sent to you. Please note that it may take several weeks to match you with a host family.
It is highly recommended that newly arriving students have their longer term housing arranged before arriving in the U.S. Please refer to the following guide for assistance in finding off-campus housing: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/sites/international.oregonstate.edu/files/off_campus_living_guide.pdf