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Programs & Events » The Link: International Friendship Program

  • Having conversations over coffee or tea.
  • Going grocery shopping and preparing dishes from each other's cultures.
  • Celebrating a birthday or holiday.
  • Packing a picnic and visiting a local park.
  • Attending a local festival, museum or film.

Prior to being matched, Friendship Partners must complete an application. Following a brief orientation by phone or in person, participants will be matched with a friendship partner. In addition to a short bio of your partner, you will be given an overview of your partner's country and culture and a practical guide for Friendship Partners.

If you are interested to participate in the Link program email the following application to Allison.ross@uta.edu or submit at the Office of International Education at Swift Center.

International Students Apply here:

International Student/Scholar Application

American Students/Community Apply here:

Community Friend Application

If you have any questions you may contact:
Allison Ross
Programming Coordinator
The Office of International Education
Swift Center
1022 UTA Blvd