Each fall, freshman and sophomore students interested in the Friendship Family sign-up for potential host families. At the beginning of 2016, we had a total of 56 families and 73 students participating in the program. And with our international student numbers continuing to increase, it is our hope that the Friendship Family program serves as an additional resource for students to connect with local families and learn from each other.
Below is a list of FAQs from students and parents concerning the Friendship Family Program over the years. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Center for Global Programs & Studies.
This is a fluid program with many moving parts. Due to the number of people and schedules involved, our office only plans two events each year. Other activities should be scheduled between the family and student.
The Meet & Greet is an event designed for Friendship Family students and families to have an initial meeting once matched. We usually host this event one evening at the end of September at the Byrum Welcome Center located on Wake Forest’s campus.
The Appreciation Dinner is the second event of the academic year hosted by our office. The purpose of this event is for students and the Center for Global Programs & Studies to show gratitude towards all participating families in the Friendship Family program. Typically, this event is held in mid-February on Wake Forest’s campus.