The Friendship Family Program at Carson-Newman University pairs international students with local families with the intent to cultivate global friendships, awareness and mutual cross-cultural exchanges.
Carson-Newman is home to more than 100 international students from over 45 countries. The goal of the Friendship Family Program is to help international students feel more connected and at home in Jefferson City and surrounding communities. Local volunteers are asked to complete an application and background check prior to being placed with a student.
Interested students and local volunteers can apply to participate in the Friendship Family Program by using the links below. Global Education staff will match international students with local volunteers based on the information provided in these applications. For questions or concerns about the program, contact the Center for Global Education.
*Please note the Friendship Family Program is not intended for financial support. Students may NOT ask for money from their Friendship Family. In addition, the family is not allowed to offer or arrange employment for a student, provide immigration or academic advising or a means to sponsorship or provide housing. Students should NOT move into the home of their assigned family.
Assistant Director of Center for Global Education
Center for Global Education
1531 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760