Community Friends

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The Missoula International Friendship Program pairs international students with local residents, called Community Friends. The pairing takes place at the beginning of the semester. It is suggested that the Community Friend and his/her student get together once a month, but may do so more often if both parties concur. 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 activities. 


Apply Online

We are preparing the program for the upcoming semester and accepting applications for Community Friends. Apply online.  We will reach out to applicants in the month prior to the start of the term.


Community Friends Resources

Community Friends Orientation Manual

Suggested Activities

Questions? Contact MIFP or (406) 243-2288 (Global Engagement Office).