International Friends Families Sought for Truman International Students

One of the biggest challenges for international students in the U.S. is homesickness. That pervading sense of loss of family support combined with the overwhelming cultural and educational differences makes it very difficult for new international students to adjust and focus on their academic success. The International Student Affairs Office is seeking families to match with international students for friendship and mentorship. This is not a homestay program. Families are encouraged to include their international student friend in facets of their everyday life and fun activities with a minimum of one interaction per month. Families of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to participate.

People may take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a real difference in the life of a future ambassador of goodwill for America.

For more information, call Melanee, Reon, Jenny or Kate at the International Student Affairs Office at 785.4215 or e-mail
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