International House

The Friendship Program

Want to become friends with students from all around the world?  Join the Friendship Program at the International House!  The friendship program is designed to pair same-gender students, one from an international country and one from America, with the intent of developing life-long friendships and impacting retention by allowing students to feel at home in a country other than their own.

As a participant in the International Friendship Program, we expect friends to get together for at least an hour per week during the semester.  These “get togethers” are casual – whatever you want to do and find interesting, and we will have some planned events as well that you are welcome to take a part in throughout the semester.


Upcoming Friendship Program Events

International Friendship Mixer Thursday, September 17, 2015 6pm-7:30pm International House
International Friendship Mixer Thursday, October 22, 2015 6pm-8pm International House

Want to Join?

Fill out the International Friendship Program Application for the Fall 2015 semester!


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