International Friends

international friends

Open your heart as a friend to one of our international students as they adjust to a new culture and new country.

Become an international friend mentor

Pay it forward by opening up your heart and be a friend to an international student. Help him/her adjust to a new culture and country while creating life-long memories.

The program helps international students at Missouri State to develop quality friendships with American families in the area.

How does it work?

You will get matched with an international student. Matches are made at the beginning of each spring and fall semester.

During the semester, 1-2 times a month, give a little of your time by sharing a meal, enjoying a local festival, attending a local event, etc. Hosts have no financial responsibility for the student’s needs. The students live on campus in dorms or in one of the BEAR apartments.

Contact information

If you have additional questions, email International Friends or visit the International Friends website.