|Friendship Partner Program|
Dear International Student:
Welcome to the capital area of New York State and to the new academic year. We hope the time you spend here will be happy and productive and that you will leave this country, state and community with a good impression and many happy memories.
Among these memories may be a relationship with an American family or friend whom you will meet through the Friendship Partner Program, a program designed to promote friendship and understanding between members of the community and students from abroad.
|Each year in August and September Americans from a number of local
churches volunteer to be partners with international students from
September until May. During this time they will share their life with
them through informal meeting, meals, outings, holiday celebrations and
so on. |
The program is very informal and activities are arranged to meet the schedules of both the Americans and the students. In addition, special events - sports, music, trips, dinners, etc. - are organized by Horizons International. American friends and international students are invited to take part in them.
There are several ways to apply to the Friendship Partner program.
the Horizons International Team