The St. Augustine, Florida Christmas International House (CIH) program will offer the opportunity for 6-8 international students to spend 2 weeks with them, including Christmas from Tuesday, December 19, 2023 to Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
This is a home stay program where students still stay with 2 host families (one each week) and spend Christmas with them. They will have group activities during the day touring St. Augustine, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which will be spent with the host family.
Please note that there is a $25 application fee to apply for the program. The registration fee is $199 to participate in the program. After you are accepted, the $25 application fee will be applied to your registration fee, which you will then pay to hold your place in the program. Please be prepared to provide your own transportation to and from St. Augustine. FL. The program fee will be requested after you are accepted into the program and will confirm your participation. If you plan to fly to St. Augustine, please check the prices of airfare tickets on those dates and consider whether you can afford the cost of travel.
During this program, you will be hosted by Memorial Presbyterian Church (www.memorialpcusa.org). Most of your activity fees and meals will be paid for by the host site. But, there may be other admission fees, meals and snacks while traveling that will not be covered.
To apply, please complete this application. After your application is received, it will be reviewed by the program directors, and you will be notified by email if you are accepted, waitlisted, or rejected. Please be patient as it may take several weeks to hear back from us.
**This application will close on November 1, or when it is full, and final decisions will be made soon after.**
BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR
APPLICATION you will need your student ID/class schedule, proof of COVID vaccination, and insurance
card scanned prior to beginning the application. In addition, you
will need your international student advisor's name, phone number, and email
address. There will be an opportunity for you to save the application
however, please remember your password so that you can finish the
application. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the