Office of Global Citizenship

Friendship Family Program

The Friendship Family Program gives students the opportunity to connect with American culture in a unique way by fostering relationships between students and local families. Students do not live with friendship families (students live on campus), but they can expect to spend time with their friendship families every couple of weeks. Typical friendship family activities include dinners, hikes, attending events on campus, etc. While there are not many requirements of the program, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of this relationship. 

Friendship family pairings are made for one academic year with the option to renew each year.

To sign up to receive a friendship family, students must complete the Student Questionnaire

If you are a local Sewanee resident, and you are interested in signing up to be a friendship family or  individual, please contact Andrea Del Balso at