July 25, 2012

Additional Information

The College of Southern Idaho is looking for several families to assist International students who will attend CSI starting this fall semester, which begins Aug. 27. The students are all a part of reciprocal scholarship programs funded by the federal government. There are opportunities for ‘friendship families’ and one host family.
A male German student will need housing with a local host, couple, or family. He will be a full-time CSI student who will also complete a six-month internship in his career field. Hosts can be individuals, couples, families with children, or grandparents. They should be prepared to provide food for two meals a day and a private bedroom. Hosts may request a monthly stipend of up to $225 to help offset necessary costs. The student is required to buy his own telephone, special foods, car, and car insurance. International students are advised to integrate as much as possible into the daily lives of their family. Hosts should expect participants to help out in the household and participate in family activities and celebrations.
Friendship families are needed for six female and two male students who will arrive soon from Pakistan and Eurasia. These students will be at CSI for one or two semesters, depending on which program they are in. Each has been chosen from thousands of applicants wishing to study in America. These students will live on campus. Their friendship families will invite the students to participate in family activities such as meals, trips to nearby attractions, game nights, movies, and other activities.
For more information, please contact CSI International Student coordinator Samra Culum at 732-6223 or at sculum@csi.edu