Family Friendship Program

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For more than 50 years, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) at the University of Notre Dame has paired international students with members of the local community, allowing participants to learn more about different cultures, traditions, and languages. Today, the Family Friendship Program (FFP) continues to foster friendships and cultural understanding between students from around the world and community members who represent a wide range of ages, professions, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and family compositions.

The Family Friendship Program is not a homestay program. Each September, ISSA launches the annual program with a kick-off dinner. Following the dinner, participants are encouraged to meet at least once per month to take advantage of the many activities offered on the Notre Dame campus as well as throughout the community. Birthdays, holidays, sporting and cultural events, or a simple family dinner—all these, and more—are activities that host families and students can enjoy together. There is no cost to participate in the program.

Interested in participating?

Applications for the 2017-2018 Family Friendship Program are open:

Notre Dame Student and Scholar Application with Waiver

Family and Individual Application with Waiver

Applications are due Friday, September 1.

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