The Cultural Friendship Program is a program that pairs international students at Henry Ford College with students, staff and faculty from the United States. After participants sign up, International Student Services (ISS) staff will do their best to match pairs with similar interests, based on the information they provided. The pairs meet for a semester for at least an hour each week at times that work best for their schedules. When meeting, the participants may share a conversation, play sports, have lunch or anything they prefer to do. ISS staff will also arrange opportunities for pairs to meet, such as the opening social event (where pairs can meet for the first time).

The goal of the program is that not only will the participants broaden their worldview and improve intercultural communication skills; they will have the opportunity to develop quality friendships that could last for many years.

To participate in the program, please fill out the Cultural Friendship Program Application