Friends Without Borders

A new matching program connecting U.S. students with international students from around the globe

Friends Without Borders

Friends Without Borders is new program for the 2014-15 academic year that pairs incoming international student arrivals with U.S. students interested in making international student connections. It's a great opportunity to be part of an exciting program that offers personal enrichment while also helping to create a more dynamic and integrated campus. All domestic undergraduate students are encouraged to sign up.

This program connects new international students and their U.S. matches by email during the summer. After an initial introduction and mixer during the first week of classes, students are encouraged to keep up the connection by getting together regularly during the semester. As the year proceeds, there will be a calendar of smaller FWB events, a monthly newsletter with info and activity suggestions, and updates on ongoing contests in which pairs compete for prizes to be awarded at the final large-group event in May.

FWB is not designed to require a high level of commitment from students but, rather, offers a light structure of events and resources upon which to grow initial acquaintances into friendships that may go well beyond the one year for which this program is designed.

Register Now!

If you are interested in joining Friends Without Borders, please complete this short online questionnaire and we will be in touch with you in the coming months.

Questions?

Questions about Friends Without Borders? Want to be more involved in program development and leadership? Please contact Kevin Roiseland, International Student and Scholar Advisor, by email at kevin-roiseland@uiowa.edu or phone (319) 335-0335.