If you are a new UTD international student, please complete this form if you are in need of a temporary home-stay after you arrive from the airport. Your hosts will provide a room for you from one night to 2 weeks while you look for permanent housing. Below are some guidelines which ALL hosts will expect you to agree with before you live with them. This is a FREE service. Our hosts are either American families in the community or students that have volunteered to help ICF
house new students.
You are responsible for finding permanent housing as
quickly as possible, although your host may be able to help.
When you are in your hosts home or with other
Americans, you should always be polite and courteous. You are an
ambassador of your country, and the impression you leave will depend on
your attitude and actions. We will respect you in the same way.
Conversation with your host is very important so that
you can learn about each other. Do not worry about your English
ability. They understand and will help you. Use English as much as
possible, even when you are with other students.
Household chores are a shared responsibility in the
American home. ALL family members help with daily housework. Please
keep your room clean and clean your own dishes after meals. You should
also do your own laundry, unless your host prefers to do it for you.
When you leave your hosts home, please tell them where
you are going and approximately what time you will return home. If you
do not intend to return home for a prepared meal, please let your host
know well in advance.
Always ask your host before inviting friends or guests
to their home.
If you go on an outing (for example, to a restaurant or
movies) with your host, you should always offer to pay your own way.
The average home has a limited supply of hot water at
any one time. Please be considerate as to the length of your shower.
If you have a car, please ask your host where you may
Most families do not smoke and prefer students not to
smoke in their home. One should ask permission before smoking inside
the home. IF THE ANSWER IS "NO", do NOT smoke in your host home.
Your host will answer any questions you have on how to
use the devices in their home. If unsure, be sure and ask.
If friends are traveling with you and need temporary
housing, they also must submit this form.
Housing of boyfriends or girlfriends together or non-UTD
students will not be possible due to the demand.
We will confirm your status as a UTD student with the