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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 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