Community Friends

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The Missoula International Friendship Program pairs international students with local residents, call Community Friends. The pair takes place at the beginning of the semester. The Community Friend and his/her student are expected to get together once a month. The MIFP program does not involve home-stays; it is designed to facilitate friendship and cultural exchange between Community Friends and students through their occasional getting-together activities. 

Before you apply

Please note that MIFP will ask Community Friends to sign the Acknowledgement of Risk Form once they join MIFP. 

Apply Online

We accept applications for Fall 2018. Apply Online. The application deadline: August 27, 2018 

Community Friends Resources

Community Friends Orientation Manual pdf | doc

Helping Int'l Students find a welcoming Place within the Local Community

Suggested Activities

Questions? Contact MIFP or (406) 243-5580.