Each year, many new international graduate students enter their first year at Rhode Island Universities and enjoy an opportunity to be paired with local families on a friendship basis. Students do not live with their American hosts, but foster an ongoing friendship where they share their cultures. If you are a local family who would like to participate in this program or find out more about it, you may download the application below. Over the summer, we take host applications which we will match with the student applications that arrive at International House. This has been an ongoing and very successful program over the years at International House. The program has created and retained long lasting friendships even after students have graduated and moved on to careers both in the U.S. and in their native countries.