Host-A-Boiler program helps give students a 'home for the holidays'

While some Purdue students are getting excited to visit their families at home for upcoming breaks, others will remain on campus.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017 12:45 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — While some Purdue students are getting excited to visit their families at home for upcoming breaks, others will remain on campus.

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That's why the university is hoping you'll consider being a part of the Host-A-Boiler program.

People invite Purdue students to their home during Thanksgiving and winter breaks.

That may include hosting students for a meal, a family gathering or a community event.

The goal of the program is to make sure that no student is alone on the holidays.

Purdue's intercultural programs specialist says it's also a great way to introduce international students to American culture.

"It's a chance to learn about an American holiday. A lot of times they wouldn't even have the chance to get into an American home. So this program provides a way for that to happen," said Beth Tucker, Intercultural Programs Specialist at Purdue University.
There's still time to sign up. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 9 for Thanksgiving break, and Dec. 7 for winter break.

For more information and to sign up for the program, please visit the official site by clicking here.

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