Home Away From Home Cook Out

October 12, 2023
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Campus Events Foundation

International Student Services and the College Foundation are working together to introduce the Home Away From Home Program to connect Carl Sandburg international students with local families. 

Home Away From Home (HAFH) is a program designed to connect international students at Carl Sandburg College with families in the Galesburg community. The goal of the HAFH program is to foster supportive relationships and cultural exchange between international students and our community. HAFH is not a home stay program, student are not residing with the family, nor are there any financial obligations or sponsorships involved and participation is purely voluntary. Participating families and students spend time with each other at least once a month at organized events or personally planned activities with the hope of providing our international students with a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a part of an American family and to have a place that they can call home away from home.

HAFH Families include Sandburg’s faculty members, administrators, and staff members, as well as residents in the Galesburg community. Families may be single individuals, couples, partners, or families with children of various ages.

The program allows international students to explore Galesburg and District 518 western region with their hosts, engage in meaningful dialogue, practice their English, and generally enjoy a connection to the city that they might not otherwise experience.
Host Families will be allowed to meet new people and build relationships with students, gain a new perspective on the world, and explore aspects of their community in new ways.

Sample Activities
- Go grocery shopping
- Attend an athletic event
- Cook/share a meal
- Watch a movie or show together
- Share holiday celebrations Apply!

If you are interested in participating in the HAFH program, please fill out the respective application form. If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Thor at vthor@sandburg.edu.
• Family Application Form - https://sandburg.jotform.com/222834728129865
• Student Application Form - https://sandburg.jotform.com/222793778533065