Super Bowl Party
Many international students visiting the University of Washington are eager to experience American traditions and culture.
The Super Bowl is a uniquely American tradition, and plays a big role in our community spirit and tradition. Host a student (or students) for a Super Bowl party is a wonderful, fun, and easy way to get involved with the FIUTS community and share a special tradition with international visitors.
If you have never hosted through FIUTS before, please fill out the host application to sign up. Otherwise, contact Manager of Community Programs, Bea Chang, at email@example.com to sign up by the last week of January!
(Students begin to sign up on January 23, 2017)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any restrictions as to where I can host my party?
Nope, as long as it is relatively easy for the students to get to - or if you will offer transportation. For the Super Bowl party, you can invite your students to your friends' houses, to a bar, etc. If you are taking your students to a bar, please let us know when you sign up so we can place 21+ students with you.
How do students sign up for Super Bowl?
University of Washington international students come to our office on campus to sign up to be matched with a local family or group of friends to join them for their Super Bowl celebration. The deadline for students to sign up is Wednesday, February 1.
How will I be connected with my students?
Once we have all the signups, we will send emails to hosts and students to connect you with each other. Once you receive an email connecting you with your student (or students – you’re welcome to host more than one) you’re all set to communicate with them directly and let them know where and when to meet you on Super Bowl Sunday. Emails connecting hosts and students will be sent on February 2, 2017.
What countries do students come from?
The majority of international students are from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. There are also many students from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. If you are interested in getting to know students from a particular country or region, please let us know when you sign up to host.
How old are the students?
University of Washington students range from freshmen (approximately 18 years old) to PhD candidates and visiting scholars - so they represent many ages and levels of study. If you are particularly interested in hosting a particular level of student, please let us know when you sign up to host.
How do students get to my home?
Most students are adept at using public transportation - if you are not able to give them a ride, you are welcome to just let them know how to get to your house via bus. Otherwise, you can pick them up on campus or at another mutually convenient location.
I'm a new host. How do I sign up?
In order to ensure that we are being responsible when connecting students with community members, we ask that all prospective hosts fill out our online host application. This is our standard application for all our homestay and friendship programs so if you’re just applying to be a Super Bowl host, just select that option and skip all the homestay-related questions.