Sep 05, 2019 As we welcome our new international students on campus, we would like to also invite you to host an international student to support them as they transition to life in the United States and more specifically, Huntsville, Alabama, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. As a host individual or family, you would help our new international students by becoming a friend and resource to the student as they experience our American culture. Our host program is not intended to be a long-term stay in your home; instead, it’s perhaps a lunch or an invitation to a family meal so that the international student can experience a rewarding American family connection. UAH faculty, students, alumni, staff, administrators, and their families are welcome to host an international student. The best hosts are those who enjoy meeting new people and who can spend time with their student at least two to three times a semester. If you are interested in learning more or hosting an international student, please visit our friendship exchange page on our Office of International Services website.