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HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

HELPING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DEVELOP MEANINGFUL FRIENDSHIPS WITH CANADIAN FAMILIES

Students Info

New to Canada and looking for friendships? Here are some more details about our program!

Students Application

The adventures begins as soon as you fill out your application to be with a Canadian friendship family!

Family Info

Canadians! Here’s your chance to learn more about becoming a “Home Away From Home” friendship family to international students.

Family Application

Ready to become a “Home Away From Home” friendship family? Apply now and we’ll contact and connect you with students!

ABOUT US

We're a Calgarian team that's passionate about helping international students connect with families across Canada.
Send us an email if you'd like to help volunteer in the movement!
Kelly Johnson
HAFH Program Co-Director
Kelly has served as a chaplain at the University of Calgary for 20 years. His love of diversity in the people and places of our world has sparked him to be an enthusiastic champion for this friendship program and helping provide hospitality to international students.
Shawn Tomlinson
HAFH Program Co-Director
Shawn and Karen love adventure and meeting students from around the world. In his free time, you might find Shawn playing badminton, canoeing, or playing guitar. He’s always ready for a good game of ping pong!
Dan Kazmaier
HAFH Program Webmaster
Growing up in Calgary and a graduate at the University of Calgary, Dan enjoys experiencing cultures through new friends, food, and travelling! He and his wife Connie live on campus as she completes her BEd. Dan is always up for a game of squash or chess!
Heather Strobert
HAFH Program Administrator

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