Host an international student for cultural exchange!

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)
Would you like to share your culture with an international student and give yourself an opportunity to get to know a different culture? There are various options from hosting an incoming exchange student for a family meal, to hosting the student only at the weekends or holidays in Turkish Host Family Program. A few opportunities include:
  • - Hosting an international student for an evening, a few days or a week
  • - Inviting an international student for a family dinner, in or out 
  • - Inviting an international student for a family event, in or out 
  • - Spending time with an international student at the weekends or on holidays 

Eligibility criteria:

- Being a fulltime employee at Koç University 
- Language proficiency in English
- Being a Turkish family or an international family with Turkish heritage (preferably with children) 

If you are interested in being a host family, we kindly ask you to fill out and submit the APPLICATION FORM

Please be informed that Turkish Host Family Program is only for cultural exchange and participation is on voluntary basis. There is no financial expectation from either of the parties involved. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct your enquiries to