Student Friendship Program for International Students at NSU
The goal of the SFP is to promote and facilitate cross‐cultural friendship by pairing an international
student (Student) with a volunteer from the university (Student Host) for a semester or an academic year.
The Student Host provides an informal introduction to life in the United States via conversation and
activities. International Students can help their American host learn more about other cultures, languages, etc.
About Our International Students
There are approximately 100 international students at Northwestern State University representing over 20 countries. Most of these students come from Colombia and Honduras with growing numbers hailing from France and Eastern Europe. All international students interested in this program are excited about being placed with a host.
About Our American Student Hosts
Community participants learn about the program through word‐of‐mouth, newspaper and website
announcements, civic organizations, neighborhood associations and NSU publications. Student Hosts
represent a wide variety of backgrounds, races, and interests.
How to join the Program?
If you would like to participate in the SFP, whether as a Host or Student, please complete the application below and submit it to the ISRC for processing. The spouses of international students are welcome to participate.
Hosts may make specific requests regarding who they would like to have as their Student, but are
encouraged to be open-minded and flexible.