Thanksgiving Homestay Program

In collaboration with the Parents Program, Howard Thurman Center, Elevate of Alpha Kappa Psi and Marsh Chapel

The Thanksgiving Homestay Program provides BU undergraduates, who are unable to travel home during the holiday, with an opportunity to experience this festive American tradition with host families from New England and the surrounding areas. Hosts include students and their families at home, local families, students in their apartment, alumni, administration, or faculty.  More information for hosts can be found in the Homestay Host Info Sheet.

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Participating students will be matched with a host family to stay with during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. During this time, hosts will provide accommodations and meals for their student guest and share one of America’s favorite traditions. Apply to be a host or a participant by using the links below.


Important Dates:

October 8-Information Session @8PM in the Howard Thurman Center
November 1-Host Applications Due
November 3-CANCELED Info Session @8PM in the Howard Thurman Center-CANCELED
November 7- Student Applications Due
November 14- Students and Hosts Officially Matched
November 26-30-Thanksgiving Homestay Program