International Students and Scholars Office

Host Family Application

Family Friendship Program (FFP) -- Host Family Application

Thank you for your interest in the ISSO Family Friendship Program (FFP). The FFP is part of a joint university and community effort to welcome international students to UNI and the community, to acquaint them with American culture, and to enhance the quality of their stay in Iowa. The program encourages local host families and international students to spend time together and to learn about each other’s cultures through food and friendship. Above all, FFP strives to foster international and cross-cultural understanding. Please note that FFP is NOT a residential home-stay program.

If you are a host family wishing to be partnered with an international student, please complete and submit the following application. Please note that ISSO might share your information with the student prior to your meeting.

Student Matching Information
ISSO will do its best to match your preferences but cannot guarantee it due to the limited number of international students from some geographical areas.
Release/Liability Statement
I acknowledge and understand that the ISSO Family Friendship Program is a service of the International Students and Scholars Office at the University of Northern Iowa intended only to increase intercultural understanding for educational purposes. I further acknowledge that UNI assumes no responsibility and agree whatsoever for the outcome of interactions among individuals relating to this program.