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2007 UCSD Award

“Organization of the Year”
University of California
San Diego Chancellor’s
International Center
Volunteer Award
presented by the
UCSD International Center.  

  • Who picks you up at the San Diego airport?
  • Who invites you to stay with their family in your own room for your first few days?
  • Who helps you get established and prepared for UCSD?
  • Who keeps in contact with you throughout your time at UCSD and includes you in family events and holidays?

We do--because we have traveled far from home and have known the joy of a friendly local face! Our volunteer hosts offer their friendship and their hospitality because they appreciate other cultures and want to help you feel welcome in San Diego. We want you to experience how American families live and go about their everyday activities. And for you to have a "family away from home".

Please note: 
We are currently accepting applications for the fall term.


If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers hosting a UCSD International Student and/or Scholar, and you live in San Diego county, please fill out a volunteer application.