By having a US American Friendship Partner, you can have a deeper cultural experience while you are in the United States. You will be matched with an individual or family in the Urbana area with whom you can visit, enjoy an occasional meal, celebrate holidays, participate in community events, or just relax in conversation. This is an opportunity for you to experience US American life in a non-university setting and to learn firsthand about culture in the United States. We encourage Partners to keep in touch weekly and get together once a month.
To apply for the Friendship Partner Program contact the Office of International Studies at Urbana University: