Friendship Family Program

Connecting Local Families with International Students

The Friendship Family Program matches international students at John Brown University with an American host family.

International students who are partnered with a friendship family gain a new perspective on life in the United States. Through a friendship family, international students experience and enjoy the comfort of a "home-away-from-home."

The friendship family gets the unique opportunity to support their international student(s) as they adjust to life at JBU. Together, families and students share their cultures and traditions, attend church together, celebrate milestones, and just have fun. 

Most students meet once a month with their friendship families for a meal or an activity. Each friendship family connection will be unique, but the common theme is friendship, encouragement, and fellowship.