Student Housing Form

This housing form was developed for participants of SPICE at the Gereformeerde Hogeschool (Reformed University of applied sciences). SPICE is a joint venture of Dordt College and the Gereformeerde Hogeschool. This form provides the Gereformeerde Hogeschool with information that is necessary to find a good placement for SPICE students with a host family in Zwolle or Hattem.


This form will also be sent to your host family. Please make sure you fill out the form correctly. Although we do our utmost to find you a placement that meets all your preferences, this might not always be possible. If we are unable to find a placement that meets your smoking preference, food or pet allergies, or mental or physical limitations, we will consult you before matching you up with a host family and will discuss other possibilities with you.

North American students

Students from the USA and Canada should submit the housing form by October 1 with their other application materials.

European students

After the selection procedure and acceptance at their home university, students from Europe should submit the housing form. The completed form is due by November 15, along with the following items:

  1. Student Emergency Form
  2. Motivational letter


If you have any questions about housing arrangements and/or this form, please email Alexis Kreun (North American students) at, or the GH International Office (European students) at

If you would like to make changes in your housing form after you are accepted as a student on SPICE, please contact the GH International Office. You can reach our office by telephone or email until Thursday December 16. If you have an urgent remark or question, call instead of email (+11-31-4255542). If you have urgent remarks or questions you would like to share with us December 16-January 4 (Christmas Break), please use the emergency phone number provided to you in an email from the GH International Office after you have been accepted as a student on SPICE. After January 4, there will be someone available at the International Office again.

The International Office of the Gereformeerde Hogeschool will send you an email as soon as you have been matched to a host family. We prefer to do this before the Christmas Break, but this is not always possible. Keep an eye on your inbox and feel free to contact your host family as soon as you have received their contact information. Most host families love to get in touch with you before your arrival!

Personal Information

First Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Male Female
Email Address:
Postal Address:
Home Phone Number:
(include country code if applicable)

Please write below a brief letter of introduction to your host family. Your letter should include information about you, your family, your studies, your reasons for going on SPICE and your hopes and expectations for your time in The Netherlands.

Housing Information

Use five words to describe yourself:

Use five words to describe the people you would like to live with:

My hobbies are:

My vocational goals are:

Describe your knowledge of Dutch:

Do you smoke?

No Yes

Would you prefer a home where the family members do not smoke?

No Yes, because:

Do you have any food or pet allergies, or any other diet or pet preferences we should take into account?

No Yes, namely:

Do you have any physical or mental limitations that your host family should know about?

No Yes, namely:

Would you like your host family to practice Dutch with you?

No Yes

A few host families may have space for two students. If you would like to stay with a roommate, please list your roommate preference:

Do you have friends or acquaintances you would like to live close to? If so, please list their names:

Housing family options:

First Choice

Second Choice

How do you feel about living with a single person (a host mom or a host dad)?

My day usually ends at (please use 24h notation)

My day usually begins at (please use 24h notation)

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