International Friends of Pittsburg (IFP) was founded in this area to share home and community life with international visitors. Members of IFP are volunteers who give freely of their time. They want to get to know you and to help you enjoy your stay at Pittsburg State University. The International Friends families sponsor activities and have several services to help you. They entertain students in the homes, and include them in family activities such as: picnics, concerts, school meetings, sightseeing, family reunions, and other events in which they are interested.
If you would like to participate in this program, please complete the application and return it to the International Programs and Services Office, 118 Whitesitt Hall:
International Student:STUDENT APPLICATION FORM (online)STUDENT APPLICATION FORM (PDF)
American Host:HOST APPLICATION FORM (online)HOST APPLICATION FORM (PDF)
For more information, contact:
International Programs and Services Office620-235-4680
Are you an international student wanting an American Host/Friend? Student Application (ON-LINE)
Are you an American who would like to befriend a new PSU International Student? Host Application (ON-LINE)Host Application (PDF)
HOST FAMILIES NEEDEDInternational Friends of Pittsburg is seeking families and individuals to be matched up with one or two new international students; to entertain the new student in your home, include them in family activities, and invite them to community and social events. The students do not live with his/her host family.
Anyone can be a host family. Being a host family doesn't require any special skills -- just a genuine interest in meeting and learning about other cultures, along with the desire to share your cultural traditions with others.
International Friends of Pittsburg Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions
FACT: In later years, the strongest memories international students have of PSU will be their experiences with their "host family."