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 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 Thursday, January 18th 6:00-7:30pm International House Great Room (1st floor)
Friendship Mixer #1 Monday, February 12th 6:00-7:30pm International House Great Room (1st floor)
Friendship Mixer #2 Wednesday, March 7th 6:00-7:30pm International House Great Room (1st floor)

Want to Join?

The application for Spring 2018 is now available! The last day to apply is January 14th.


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