Have you ever:

  • Been alone, away from home, and wished for someone to talk to?
  • Wanted to know more about another country or culture?
  • Wanted to make friends with someone from another country?
  • Wished you could do something to promote understanding between cultures?

Consider becoming a friend to a UNK international student through the International Friendship Program!

The Friend and New International Student applications are currently open for Summer 2024.

Information for Individuals/Families

Who's It For?

Hosts and student in home

What's my commitment?

Student and hosts at event

More FAQs

Information for Students

Student in kayak

Who's it for?

Students Kayaking

What's My Commitment?

More FAQs

About IFP

Purpose of the International Friendship Program

Connect international students with Kearney area individuals/families for personalized sharing of culture, enjoying activities together, and enhancing English language skills.

Complete Friend/Student Application


"This has been the most important experience for me in the U.S. because I have learned a lot about the culture and English language.  My family is the best, and they always make me feel at home."

Carlos Andres Rodriguez Tavera