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. Are you a UNI Employee? * Yes No Other Last name of primary contact person * First Name * Phone Number * Email * Address * City * Zip Code * Number of family members, 18 years of age or older, living in the house and relationship to primary contact person * Do you have children living in the household? * Yes No Number and ages of children in the household younger than 18 (Optional) Occupation(s) of adults in the household (Optional - This information will be used only to match professional areas of interest) Do you have pets? If yes, what type? * Does anyone in your house smoke? * Yes No Language(s) spoken in your home Interests (select all that apply): * Animals Biking Music Sports Reading Movies Cooking Theater Crafts Travel Outdoors Dance Games Hiking/Walking Photography Art Other Have you participated in a Family Friendship Program in the past (check one)? * Yes No If yes, please provide details 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. Length of Participation: How long can you commit to being in the program for? One Semester Two semesters More than one year Other Do you have a gender preference for your friendship student? If so, please indicate below Female Student Male Student No Preference How many students would you like to be matched with? (Maximum of 3) Anything else that we should know about you before pairing you with a student? 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.