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International Poly Hosts Program

International students make connections with Cal Poly staff and faculty through the International Poly Hosts Program.

“This program is a great program, I enjoyed it a lot, it's a good experience for my exchange study at Cal Poly” – Cal Poly Exchange Student

“Our international students are a special bunch-- adventurous people with a zest for life. It is a privilege to hear their experiences, and to see our area fresh through their eyes. I have been talking about this program with all my work-mates, and telling them what a positive experience it is” – Poly Host

International Poly Hosts Overview

The International Poly Hosts Program helps foster connections between Cal Poly international students and the Cal Poly community. A Poly Host is a Cal Poly staff or faculty member who has volunteered their time to get to know one, two or even three Cal Poly international students. International students will get the opportunity to experience life in the local community through occasional visits with their Poly Host. These visits can include various types of activities, such as an informal dinner at a Poly Host's home, going out to see a movie together, meeting at a coffee shop, or celebrating family or holiday occasions. Poly Hosts will in turn gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while also having the opportunity to share their culture.

Application for Cal Poly Staff & Faculty

This program is open to all Cal Poly staff and faculty members. If you are interested in participating in the Poly Host program, please submit an online host application. Matches can sometimes be made within a couple weeks after submitting an application or you may be placed on a wait list.

Application for International Students

This program is open to all current international students. Please submit an online student application to be considered for this program. Matches can sometimes be made within a couple weeks after submitting an application or you may be placed on a wait list.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Leanna Jenkins at lejenkin@calpoly.edu.

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