International Friends Program matches you/your family with international student for 3-4 mos/1 semester similar to HS exchange, but students remain living on campus and hosts are not responsible financially.
International students have left friends/family/support system to come to study (in a second language). They enjoy building a friendship with someone from the US to visit with once or every other week, or once a month to share dinner, and simply to enjoy time together. Visits might be sharing lunch, letting them cook their food for w/you, going to local festival, enjoying a shared hobby, or celebrating holiday/birthday. These students are eager to get to know you and share cultures. Consider if you had a son/daughter, niece/nephew, or anyone in your family/life that were to travel to a new country, wouldn't it be nice to know that someone was there for there to help them adjust and learn about that new culture?
#Pay It Forward
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
301 S. JeffersonSpringfieldSpringfield, MO 65806
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Faith-based Leadership
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Orientation or Training
- Individualized, but visit 1-2x a month
- Complete online application and reference check