International Poly Hosts Program

Read about the International Poly Hosts Program on page 7 of our International Student Welcome Guide below.

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. Poly Hosts will in turn gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while also having the opportunity to share their culture.

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