Holiday Dinner program

Holiday dinner program

Every December, international students who stay in Canada between school terms are invited into the homes of UVic students, staff, faculty and alumni for festive holiday dinners. It's a great opportunity for student guests to learn about the wide range of traditions found in Canada, while hosts and their families can share the generous spirit of the holiday season.

My host and her family were extremely warm and welcoming. I learned a lot about their traditional cuisines and culture.

International student participant

I really love this program. Hosting the four students for dinner was a highlight of my holiday!

Holiday dinner host


This year's Holiday Dinner Program will take place between:

Friday, December 13 and Monday, December 30, 2019

Join in the fun and add a cultural experience as a new tradition to your holidays!

Registration for Students:

Students from the international community interested in being Holiday Dinner Guests can register here by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Registration for Hosts:

Students, staff, faculty and alumni interested in being Holiday Dinner Hosts can register here by Friday, December 6, 2019.

 For questions about the Holiday Dinner Program, contact us at