The C-Ville Host Program matches you with a local American from the Charlottesville Community for friendship, mentoring, and cultural exchange.
Note:Participants do not need to be in Charlottesville to participate. Meetings can be done virtually. During the COVID-19 outbreak, may be done by video, chat, phone, and text A little bit about the C-Ville Host Program: International Students Inc (ISI) has been matching UVA international students with local Americans for the past 26 years through the C-Ville Host Program (also known as the Friendship Partner Program). C-Ville Hosts are knowledgeable, welcoming volunteers who enjoy meeting new friends from overseas.
Benefits of the C-ville Host Program: Participating in this program allows you to: Receive practical assistance and mentoring Get better acquainted with American families, culture, and beliefs Exchange uniqueness of your culture with your Host Enjoy meals, special events, and outings with a local family Establish a warm relationship that can last for many yearsHosts and their international student friends usually call or text back and forth during the year to establish a relationship that allows them to check-in with each other, provide updates and offer advice Meet with your Host periodically during the semester as time permits