Hosts sought for Intl Students

May 29, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

California State University, Bakersfield's Extended University is looking for host families to help house international students who will be coming to CSUB this summer for intense English-language study and cultural courses.

The Intensive English Language Center (IELC) will provide English language instruction to the groups for two-to-four-week blocks. Students in the short-term programs benefit from becoming part of an American family during their stay.

This summer four groups from different parts of the world are expected:

Those interested in hosting one of these international visitors into their home would need to provide a room, transportation to campus and food. Reimbursement for expenses is $20 per day.

Those who would like more information about becoming a host family should contact Cathy Bloxham, IELC home-stay coordinator, at or please call the IELC office at 654-2014 and ask for Cathy.