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Friendship Partner Program?
Friendship Partner Program helps to connect
Americans with international students. Since most
internationals are very far away from their home,
International Friendship Ministries (IFM) tries to find
you a home-away-from home (not a live-in situation).
Through the Friendship Partner Program, an
American family or a single person adopts an
international student/family as friends. These American
Friendship Partners try to include you in some of their
family activities, helping you adjust to life in
America, and giving you practical help such as taking
you shopping for food (when possible). Most importantly,
they will be a special friend to you while you are far
away from your home country and relatives.
Friendship Partner help me with my English?
Yes, they will be glad to help you with your English.
They do not conduct classes to teach you English. But
they help by having conversations with you on a regular
basis. Having more opportunities to speak English helps
you to be more confident with the language and will
definitely help you to improve your ability in the
language. Your Friendship Partner would also be willing
to correct your use of English.
Do I have
to pay for this service?
No, this service is free. These Americans understand
your situation in a foreign country and want to help you
to adjust to life in America.
How can I
sign-up for a Friendship Partner?
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You can sign-up for a Friendship Partner online.
form below and
submit it. You will be contacted soon by IFM to inform
you who your friendship partner is. Your friendship
partner will also contact you and arrange for a time and
a place to meet with you for the first time. After you
first meeting you and your friendship partner can decide
how often to meet together.
questions about this program?
If you have any questions, please call Elan Rajamani at
325-9047 or email him at
email@example.com . I
would gladly answer any questions you have.