The Host Family Programme

Are you an international student?

Experience the real Dutch Family life during your exchange! Most of you have been in the Netherlands for a while and already know a lot about this slightly crazy country and about the student culture but what do you know about the Dutch family culture? The Host Family Project is the perfect way to finding out what the Dutch family life is like while staying with a Dutch family for a weekend! You can sign up as an international and ESN Utrecht helps to find a good match between an international student and a family.

Would you like to host an international student?

With the ESN Host Family Programme we want to promote integration and cultural exchange between international students and Dutch families. As a host family you can invite one or two international students for a weekend. During this weekend you can give the students a taste of the Dutch family life and make them more familiar with Dutch habits, food, games and hobbies, while learning about his or hers.

More information or signing up?

Do you want more information or would you like to sign up for the ESN Host Family Programme? Please email us at: We will happily answer your questions and provide you with more information!

Save the dates: 7 & 8 January