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

 Mixer  Thursday, February 11th 6pm-8pm  I-house Great Room
 Mixer  Wednesday, February 24th 6pm-7:30pm  I-house Great Room
 Mixer  Tuesday, March 8th 6pm-7:30pm  I-house Great Room

Want to Join?

Fill out the International Friendship Program Application for the Spring 2016 semester before the deadline at 8am on February 5th!


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