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The Friendship Family Program is a community based family visitation program not a home-stay hosting program. Students attend classes at Fort Hays State University and are responsible for their own accommodations. Friendship Family participants are friends with their students just as they are friends with others.
Individuals, students, married couples, and families are all encouraged to become Friendship Family Program Families. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Friendship Family Program.
The FFP Family Handbook is a thorough guide for families on how the program works, what family responsibilities are, and ways to get involved with your student.
First, we will need you to complete an application for the program. Applications are available in the International Student Services Office. Once we have received your application, the matching process will begin. Matching of families and students are completed during the first few weeks of each semester. You will be notified when you have been matched. You, as the family, should initiate contact with your student soon after your assignment.