Invitation: Friends of International Students Host Program Information Meetings, Sept. 11 & 22

You’re invited to learn more about the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program at our upcoming information meetings.

Dear Faculty and Staff–

International Student & Scholar Services invites you to learn more about our Friends of International Students host program.

  • The program provides a terrific opportunity for you to meet people from around the world, and to connect with a student in an individual way.
  • It’s a friendship program. Contacts between student and family are arranged on your own terms.
  • Most of the students participate in our program, so we will need many new hosts.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a host to an international student, please register to attend one of our information meetings.  The meetings will be on:

  • Thursday, September 11, from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m., and
  • Monday, September 22, from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Carr Hall Lounge (Carr Hall is at 452 College Street, and is also marked as the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity). Please feel free to bring your lunch to the mid-day meeting.

TO REGISTER: Please contact ISSS, by email at or by telephone at 443-5858. (Your email reply will go directly to the ISSS office mailbox. In either your email or phone message, please provide your name, email address, and phone number, as well as which meeting you plan to attend.) Even if you have been a host in the past, please contact us to register for a meeting, both to share your experiences with potential hosts and to learn about the upcoming year of the FIS program!

We hope you will be able to join us. However, if you cannot attend a session and are interested in the program, please let us know.

We invite all who are interested in learning more about the program to attend a meeting.  Please also share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College as we welcome their participation.

Click here to learn more about the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program.