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SHT is a couchsurfing initiative for the students of Tilburg, organized by a group of former students who have been happily housing internationals themselves over the course of four years. It is inspired by Groningen's SOS (Shelter Our Students) campaign, in a partnership with Tilburg University's Student Party SAM (Student Affairs Matter), with the intent of giving homeless students a higher chance of finding permanent housing during their temporary stay. Similarly, we aim to inform more house owners of the current accommodation crisis, in the hopes of increasing the number of emergency beds in and around our city. Since the national shortage of housing cannot be fixed overnight, we are committed to help as much as we can instead.

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SHT operates by matching homeless students with house owners able to offer any sort of temporary accommodation (from couches and air mattresses to studios and spare rooms), based on both parties' needs, availabilities, and personalities. We offer our guidance at all times to the best of our abilities. Keep in mind that, depending on how many housing submissions we receive, the waiting period will vary. 

In the meantime, considering that most international students are unable to attend viewings while still in their countries, we offer to become their representatives. Once at the viewing of choice, we take pictures, ask questions on the student's behalf, and gather every piece of useful information coming our way. Through this method, as an international student still living abroad, you have a better chance of finding accommodation and scammers are avoided. Do not hesitate to reach us at to request our presence at your viewings.

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