Family Friendship Program

The Family Friendship Initiative is organized by the Office of Community Partnerships for international students and aims to create a supportive and welcoming environment by matching international students with families in Kalamazoo. 

Families are not expected to host international students in their house permanently. Instead, they are encouraged to invite international students to join them for special celebrations or festivals like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other culturally significant events. 

Please note that this is currently a trial run for this semester - it'll be first come, first serve.

Family Friendship program handbook

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