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International Students

Friendship Program

Want to become friends with a student from a different home country? The Friendship Program is designed to pair international and domestic students with the goal of cultivating friendships and helping international students feel at home in a new place. After filling out a survey, participants are paired based on compatibility and then introduced at our Reveal Mixer!

After the Reveal Mixer, participants are expected to attend two additional Friendship Program Mixers during the semester to spend time with their partner and engage in fun activities together. In addition, partners are encouraged to meet up at other I-House events.

Friendship Program Application Spring 2023

To participate in the revamped Spring 2023 Friendship Program, please complete the form below. The First Mixer/Reveal will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6pm in the I-House Great Room! If you have any questions, please contact Yana at ihousega3@utk.edu.
    If you would prefer to self-describe, please enter information into the "other" field.
    This list is not comprehensive, but some of the more common languages of past participants.

If you have any questions, please contact Yana at ihousega3@utk.edu.