IFP Student Application

Welcome to Kearney! We are glad you chose to come to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and we know you will have a great experience here.

We would like to offer international students the opportunity to meet and enjoy the friendship of a family or individual in the Kearney area through the International Friendship Program. You will have the opportunity to experience American culture, family life, and holiday traditions by participating in activities with a Kearney area family, and will also be able to teach them about your country and culture. You must be willing to make time once or twice a month to meet with your family.

This program does not involve financial support, transportation or housing. If you ask your family to provide these services, you may be asked to leave the program.

If you are interested in this program, please fill out the application form below. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the International Friendship Program Coordinator at 308-865-8939 or coffmanb2@unk.edu.

By completing this form, you agree to the following statement: "As a student participant in the International Friendship Program, I promise to keep in touch with my host family and to inform them of my current address, phone number and email address. I give International Education staff permission to share all information on this form with my host family. I hereby give my permission to the University of Nebraska at Kearney to use and publish my direct quotes, my name, or my image (photograph/video) in any University of Nebraska at Kearney printed materials or on the website; and I hereby release the University of Nebraska Kearney from any and all claims there from."