The International Studies Program at Lake Land College undertakes many activities in order to better facilitate the adjustment period for incoming international students, such as field trips to surrounding attractions, social gatherings, and more. One area, however, that we would like to improve is a sense of local family support. Unlike American college students who most often have a family support system in place, international students are far from home while they experience the trials of adjusting to college life in America, and it often leaves them feeling homesick.
It is the goal of the Global Friends Program to address this issue. Formally called the "Adopt a Student" program, the Global Friends Program pairs international students with local families throughout the community. The Global Friends Program is not a home-stay or live in program; it is meant to help international students form cross-cultural friendships with local families, which will given them a richer and more fulfilling "American" experience.
Local Family Guidelines
List of Recommended Activities