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Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Carson Hall, Suite 125
HB 6217, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone:  (603) 646-0987
Fax:  (603) 646-9168
Email: Pluralism.and.Leadership.Office@Dartmouth.edu

International Friendship Family Program - Families

Information for Upper Valley Residents

Families can apply here!
Friendship Family Application Form (for Residents)

Why join the International Friendship Family Program?

  • Give your family the opportunity to get acquainted with another culture in a new, personal, and unique way.
  • Help introduce an international student to American culture and traditions.
  • Become a special part of the Dartmouth family and the proud parent of a Dartmouth student.
  • Attend FFP events once a term with your student and meet other FFP students and families!

What can the International Friendship Family Program bring to your Family?

International students bring with them fascinating backgrounds and fresh perspectives which can enable your family to learn about and better appreciate the diversity of cultures right here at Dartmouth.


We anticipate that Friendship Families and students will enjoy informal dinners, holiday celebrations, outings, and campus events together as time permits.  Through this cross-cultural relationship, our hope is that families and students will be able to enhance their global perspectives and gain a meaningful, fulfilling, and lasting friendship.


As a Friendship Family, you will have the opportunity to truly touch the life of an international student by becoming his/her family away from home and introducing him/her to the unique culture of your family.

How can you and/or your family become involved in the International Friendship Family Program?

If you would like to become a Friendship Family, please download and complete the Friendship Family Application Form (for Residents). You can either return it as an enclosed document via e-mail to Friendship.Family@dartmouth.edu with the subject line FFP-Family, via fax to (603) 646-9168, or via mail to International Student Programs-OPAL, Dartmouth College, 6217 Carson at Baker-Berry, Room 150, Hanover, NH 03755. If you have questions or difficulty with the form, please call International Student Programs-OPAL at (603) 646-1656.


Applications to be a 2014-2015 Friendship Family must be received by midnight on Sunday, August 31, 2014.  However, applications are accepted year-round.  Applications received prior to Sunday, August 31, 2014, will automatically be considered for participation in the 2014 program.

The FFP opening reception where we will introduce you to your student will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5-7 pm.


**Please note:  If more families than students apply, families that are not matched with a student this year will be put on a priority wait list for the following year.

What happens when you apply to be part of the FFP?

Once you have completed the Friendship Family Application Form (for Residents), the information you submit will be used to pair your family with an international student.  All matches between matriculating international students and interested Friendship Families are made once per year prior to the start of the fall term.


In early September, you will receive a reply via e-mail informing you of your match, and inviting you to a welcome reception held early in the fall term.  During the reception, FFP families and students will meet for the first time and officially begin the International Friendship Family Program for the year.

Last Updated: 7/2/14