Connecting International Students with Local Families: New Friendship Program Launched

Written by  //  October 26, 2011  //  Our Community, Student Life  //  No comments

The MIIS International Friendship Program matches incoming international students from various degree programs with enthusiastic local families. The program provides a unique opportunity for students and local families to share their cultures and backgrounds with one another and learn something new. The local families are not expected to provide students with a place to stay, but rather to invite students to explore life outside of the campus. The hope is that the program will serve as a platform to the formation of lasting friendships and connections with the Monterey Peninsula community.

The formal launch of the MIIS International Friendship Program was celebrated at a reception hosted by the eMIISsaries affinity group, at the Holland Center on August 31, and if the happy faces and laughter heard around the room are any indication, the program is off to a wonderful start!

For more information about the MIIS International Friendship Program, contact Manager of Public and Community Relations Eva Gudbergsdottir at

Photo: Dan and Joanne Albert greet international student Madhu Sudan Ravindran

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