Students and Scholars
Would you like the opportunity to be friends with a local American friend(s)? You can see an American home, learn about the culture and experience local life. International students and scholars will be paired with a community friend or family according to mutual interests. Through the friendships that develop, both students and community members increase their awareness and appreciation of each other’s culture.
We recommend a commitment of a school year unless you are participating in a shorter CSU program. We also suggest that you contact your community friend at least once a month after being assigned one.
Families, couples and/or individuals are matched with an international student or scholar to make friends from all over the world. Hosts can invite their international friend to join them in family activities, picnics, outings to the mountains or community events, and provide a welcoming home to visit. Hosts make a commitment to meet with their student at least monthly. Relationships that develop increase awareness and appreciation of other cultures and can lead to life-long-friendships.