Lawrence Friendship Family Program
This community-based program matches participating international students with local families and individuals. This is not a live-in program, but rather an opportunity for developing friendships and promoting cross-cultural understanding through occasional meals and organized social activities. Special events such as picnics, game nights, pot luck dinners, ice cream socials, and an annual square dance are all a part of the calendar. Matches are made at the beginning of each fall and spring semester
This is a not-for-profit, volunteer community organization for non-student female spouses of KU international students, faculty, and scholars who wish to improve their English and learn about American customs.
Betty Grimwood Thanksgiving Homestay Program
Named to honor the person who initiated this program more than 50 years ago, the Betty Grimwood Thanksgiving Homestay Program is an opportunity for international students to experience this very traditional American holiday either by staying with area host families for the entire Thanksgiving break or by joining them for the holiday dinner.