Wednesday deadline for holiday host applications

Wednesday, December 19, is the deadline for applications to the Host for the Holidays program, which program places international students with Windsor families willing to open their homes to guests for a holiday dinner.

International student advisor Enrique Chacon says the students are interested in joining a typical Canadian celebration, so host families do not need to go to a lot of trouble.

“One extra seat around the table is all it takes,” he says. “They are interested in a true Canadian experience, so you shouldn’t change the way you enjoy the holiday—whichever holiday you celebrate.”

The application process matches hosts with guests based on a number of factors—dietary preferences, tolerance for pets, timing of the meal, and even convenience of transportation. Find more information, including online applications, on the International Student Centre website,