Family Friendship Program (FFP) -- Student 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 UNI international student wishing to be partnered with a host family, please complete the following application and submit it. The information that you provide will help us assign you to a local family with similar or compatible interests. In addition, your information might be shared with the family prior to you meeting them. Student ID Number * First Name * Last Name * Age Gender * Female Male Home Country * Language(s) Spoken * Campus/Local Address UNI Email * Other Email (Optional) Phone Number (Optional) Area of Study/Major (Optional) Academic Level (Please check all that apply) * Undergraduate Student Graduate Student CIEP Student Exchange Student Visiting Scholar Other: Expected Graduation/Departure Date * Year Year20182019202020212022 Month MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Day Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Do you have family here with you? * Yes No If you have family here please share their relationship to you (Optional) What are your hobbies and special interests and what do you like to do in your free time? * Areas of interest (select all that apply): * Biking Music Sports Reading Movies Cooking Theater Crafts Travel Outdoors Dance Games Hiking Photography Art Animals Other Would you like to be matched with a family with children? * Yes No No Preference Do you smoke? * Yes No Do you have any reservations about being around animals? * Yes No Other Anything else that we and the family should know about you? 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.