International House (IHouse)

International Friends Program

Thumbnail The International Friends Program pairs incoming internationals with locals to promote friendship and culture exchange. Local citizens may wish to learn more about another country, reconnect with a country in which they have lived or traveled, or assist someone settling in to life in Durham. Internationals may wish to learn about U.S. and local culture, customs, traditions and daily life.


Applicants are matched based on interests. Participants must commit to continuing their partnership for one academic year. Friends are expected to meet for at least 3 times per semester.

Please email Paige Vinson for more information.