.02 Community Friends
The Community Friends Program helps connect international students and visitors with Midlands American families.
It is a great way to make all international visitors feel welcomed, accepted and valued and to help international visitors transition to their new surroundings. It is also a great way to learn about and share each other’s traditions and culture.
These connections are made in many ways. Community friends may invite the International visitor(s) to participate in an individual or group event such as coffee, dinner or cookout.
They may host the international visitor at a cultural event or local tourist attraction. These connections may be a one-time event or participants may choose to schedule further interactions based on mutual desires and interests.
It is truly rewarding for both American families and internationals and many lifelong friendships have been made in this program.