International Student Services
Friendship Family Program--Student Information

We want to welcome you to become a part of our Friendship Family Program!

The Friendship Family Program is a friendship program where you will be matched with a local Hays family. It is not a home stay program. You and your family match will be friends, just like you are friends with others.

Benefits for you:

  • Become acquainted with an American family while living in the United States
  • Experience American life and culture by interacting with your Hays family
  • Share your own culture and experience with others

How do I get started?

First, you will need to complete an application for the program. Applications for the Friendship Family Program are available in the International Student Services Office. Once your application has been received, we will begin working on matching you with a family. Because of the large number of applications we receive, it may take some time to meet all placement requests. You will be notified when you have been matched with a family.

 

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