Did you know that 9,000 international students from 125 countries are studying at Purdue? This August, 2,000 new international students will arrive on the Purdue campus. For many, this will be their first time living in another culture, far from family and friends.
The International Friendship Program (IFP) is an opportunity for local residents to befriend and welcome international students to our community. The program matches community volunteers with international students. There are no legal, financial or housing obligations, only a willingness to reach out in friendship to an international student during the student’s first semester at Purdue.
How to Participate in IFP
Step 1: Drop sign up sheet into offering basket June 1 or June 8 or email Rick Whitlock ([email protected]) that you are interested.
Step 2: Attend a one-hour Volunteer Training, on Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 (other opportunities will be available in June).
Step 3: Create an account on line and complete online sign up between July 1-15.
Step 4: Receive your Match by email the week of Aug 18 and meet your Student at ISS Welcome Picnic on Sat, Aug 23.
For more info about IFP, visit www.iss.purdue.edu/Programs/IFP/ or contact Beth Tucker [email protected].