Support international students through the International Friendship Program

Make an international student feel welcome by participating in Case Western Reserve University’s International Friendship Program.

International Friendship Program host family and international studentsThe program allows faculty, staff and local alumni to support a CWRU international student by making him or her feel welcome in Cleveland.

Hosts help current international students transition to life in the U.S. by meeting every four to six weeks for a year to share a meal or participate in an outing together.

If you would like to be a host and befriend an international student, email

Matches between students and hosts will be made by the end of February.