The Intercultural Center is looking for faculty, staff, and members of our community to join our RWU International Friendship Family Program (formerly known as Host Family).
This program provides new international students with an opportunity for friendship and involvement with an American family. It was developed to help ease the transition for students coming to the U.S. for the first time and adjusting to college and American life. Everyone involved has the enriching experience of a cultural exchange and a new perspective about the world.
International Friendship families do not provide housing of any kind or financial assistance. Furthermore, friendship families are not obligated to pay for the costs or expenses associated with the particular activity but certainly have the option to do so; for example, the cost of a movie ticket or the cost of the bowling rental. International Friendship families can invite students for dinners, holiday celebrations, cultural events, sporting events or family outings.
To sign up, please contact Juliane Shindo, the Assistant Director of International Student Affairs at the Intercultural Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Top