International Students - Celebrate Christmas with us!



NCIH 2019 will be from December 18-28


December 18, 2019- January 2, 2020


For over 50 years, Christmas International House (CIH) has been a unique program for International college and university students and scholars to experience friendship and hospitality with an American host community during winter break.   Through CIH, International Students are able to travel and explore a new American city, experience what it is like to live in an American home, and develop life-changing friendships with Americans and other International students.


CLICK HERE to learn more about our Programs


Churches, nonprofit ministries, and community organizations across America are invited to join us in the ministry of friendship and hospitality to international college and university students around Christmas to New Year's Day.


CLICK HERE to learn more about Hosting Opportunities


"I enjoyed the happy time with all the group, and I also enjoyed the time with my host family. We decorated the Christmas tree, and we cooked together. It was a very wonderful time."

-Mengyuan from China, NCIH 2018


"The best thing about this program is the idea of being with an American family. Being an international student in the States will create a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about American culture and when you live with an American host family you'll get to know more about American culture.

-Surya from India, NCIH 2018


Learn more about CIH by viewing our About and Locations pages.


When you are ready, begin your application to join Christmas International House.




Our locations have limited openings. Don't miss this unique and memorable opportunity!


 Download our 2019 CIH Newlsetter Here.



Download our 2018 CIH Newsletter