International Friends

International Friends

OPEN THE DOOR TO NEW FRIENDS! BE A HOST FAMILY!

International Friends (IF) program links international students with local host families with the aim of opening the doors to cultural understanding and fresh perspectives through communication and friendship. International Friends is not a home stay program. Students live on campus or in their own apartment or house and visit their host families for special events and occasions; sometimes, the students may reciprocate by hosting the families in their homes. Our aim is a cultural exchange so that students can learn about American customs and receive help in getting oriented about Cookeville and surrounding areas and for the families to learn about other countries. Host families can meet with the students as often as is convenient and comfortable for both the host and the student. A monthly activity is requested. Whenever possible, students should be included in special celebrations.

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EVENTS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:

ICE CREAM SOCIAL to welcome the new international students IN AUGUST

FALL FUN FEST IN SEPTEMBER

HOT DOG PARTY IN SEPTEMBER

WORLD PEACE DAY, SEPTEMBER IN MCMINNVILLE, TN

HOT CIDER SOCIAL  to welcome the new international students IN JANUARY

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS BANQUET IN FEBRUARY

WINDOW ON THE WORLD (WOW)- MID APRIL

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If you would like to participate in this program, please fill out the applicable applications:

For more information, you may contact Amy Miller at almiller@tntech.edu

  • International Friends

    International Friends

  • Orientation

    Orientation

  • Meet the President

    Meet the President

  • Holidays

    Holidays

  • Ice Cream Social

    Ice Cream Social

  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

  • Hot Dog Party

    Hot Dog Party

  • Pumpkins

    Pumpkins

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving

  • Dancing

    Dancing

  • Banquet

    Banquet

  • Banquet

    Banquet

  • Banquet

    Banquet

  • Banquet

    Banquet

  • Banquet

    Banquet

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

  • Birthdays

    Birthdays