Coordinated by CPC International Outreach, it helps connect native English speakers with internationals for cross-cultural friendship. It’s a unique opportunity to develop friendship with someone from another country. Internationals and Americans are matched to be friends during your stay in Madison.
You are not expected to provide any assistance with their financial, academic, immigration or medical needs. So if you go out to dinner, shopping or attend an event—your friend is responsible for their own expenses, unless you offer to pay.
You can request a friend from a specific country or continent. We will try to accommodate.
You will be assigned to one international friend or family at a time.
If you realize you are not compatible, you can request a change.
- Make internationals feel welcome and at home while they are studying, working or living in the Madison area.
- Learn from cultural exchange.
- Show kindness and Godly love. We will not attempt to convert internationals from personal religious or spiritual beliefs.