Office of International Services

International Friendship Program

The International Friendship Program is a matching program between international student/scholars/spouses at NC State with area community members, students and NCSU faculty.  The sole purpose of the program is to develop cross-cultural friendships.  As a result, American and International participants will be able to share about their respective cultures and learn from each other. We simply ask that international friendship matches get together once a month throughout the school year for coffee, movies, shopping, etc. The possibilities are endless!  

An application is required for participation.  Applications can be found on this page or you can contact the OIS Programs Coordinator for more information. 

*This is not a homestay program and there is no financial obligation for participation.


Form Name
Form On-line Form
International Application
American Application

Student meeting their IFP friend at the State Fair

IFP participants at the State Fair