Feel free to contact the Coordinator of Host Programs with any questions regarding our host programs...

Souad Nejjar

Department Coordinator, Coordinator of Host Programs

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Kutz 215

415 South Street, MS 040

Waltham, MA 02454

Tel:  (781) 736 - 3480

Fax: (781) 736 - 3484

Host Testimonials

"Open Doors has been a wonderful experience to connect with our international student population and other staff hosts! I have had the pleasure of working with one of our exceptionally talented first year students and learning about her Chinese culture. Mostly it has been wonderful to just be there for her to answer questions about life, classes, dreams, etc. I would highly recommend this opportunity to others  as a way to expand your own experience here, but also to provide support to international students. Open Doors is one way that Brandeis is building a stronger community of neighbors, one where every student feels that they have someone to turn to!"-Host

"I have thoroughly enjoyed being an Open Doors Host. She [student] has become part of my family. We have shared many great experiences and will continue to do so."-Host

"I interacted with my student constantly, went to dinner with him, was in a club with him and texted him to check in. I loved being a part of the host program." -Host