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

Friendship Match Reveal Tuesday, September 6th 6:30-8:00pm International House Great Room
Friendship Mixer #1 Monday, September 19th 6:30-8:00pm International House Great Room
Friendship Mixer #2 Tuesday, October 25th 6:30-8:00pm International House Great Room

Want to Join?

The applications have closed for the Fall 2016 semester. Check back in early January for the Spring 2017 application!


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