Program Seeks Community Friends for International Students and Scholars

August 22, 2017

MISSOULA – The Missoula International Friendship Program is seeking volunteer families, couples and single people to become Community Friends to international students and scholars who are studying at the University of Montana this fall.

The Community Friends program provides a structured opportunity for international students and scholars to meet local residents and share leisure and family activities once a month for the first two semesters of their University experience. This is not a home stay and Community Friends have no financial obligations for the students or scholars. Many international students want to get to know Americans on a more personal level and are eager to share their culture. MIFP provides support and activities for Community Friends and their students/scholars.

Applications and more information are available at Completed applications must be received by Monday, Aug. 28, to be available for matching this fall. For more information email


Contact: UM Global Engagement Office, 406-243-5580,