The Family Friendship Program introduces international students and scholars to members of the Notre Dame and local communities, allowing them to learn more about American culture. The Family Friendship Program is not a homestay arrangement but rather an opportunity to get to know a local family by sharing time and participating in activities together. Participants will be invited to a kick-off event on September 17. Students should be able to commit to meeting with their host family at least once per month to take advantage of the many activities offered on campus and in the community. Apply for the 2015-2016 school year here. All applications are due Tuesday, September 1, 2015.