Our Friendship Family Program connects international students at Bethel with local families for their first year at Bethel.
Students can sign up for the program online before their departure for the U.S. or before school starts so they can connect with their host family right away.
Connecting with a host family is a great way for international students to build friendships outside of the college environment and experience family life in the U.S.
Here are some of the things a host family might do:
Again, students will be paired with a family for the first semester they're in the program.
Families are welcome to commit to the program either for one semester or one academic year. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to build lifelong friendships.