Friendship Host Information

The IHF's Friendship Host Program, pairs local volunteers with international students.

While the international students do not live with their host families, participating students and host families meet regularly to visit, share meals, and learn about each other's customs. A tradition at LSU for more than 50 years, the Friendship Host Program encourages singles, couples, retirees, families, and single parents to volunteer as hosts.

IHF allows members of the Baton Rouge community the opportunity to meet students from other countries and to help these new students become better acquainted to their new surroundings and to American culture.

Through a variety of programs and services, the IHF and its volunteers provide LSU's international students with many of the necessities that do not easily fit into a suitcase, including everything from friendship to household appliances.