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International Friendship Family Program

Wake Forest University and the Center for Global Programs and Studies is pleased to present The Friendship Family Program. This program is designed to connect local international college students with local families in the Triad area (Winston-Salem, High Point, and surrounding areas).

The ultimate goal of the Friendship Family Program is to facilitate the development of lasting and rewarding relationships by matching up students with American families in the local community. We match up Freshman & Sophomore students with Friendship Families based on interests and hobbies and the families are meant to act as companions to students during their time spent in the United States.

As Winston-Salem becomes more globally connected, a program such as this is paramount to meeting the needs of both students and community alike. The relationship between the student and the family is meant to broaden both parties’ global horizons and inter-cultural knowledge.

Below, please find links to application forms to the program. We will match students and families up based on interests and preferences, and we will be in contact when we’ve found a match!