Student Registration

International Friends accepts applications year-round. Most students will be matched in August and January at the start of the semester to give you more time with your host(s). Complete the application by July 31 to be matched in August or December 31 to be matched in January. Other matches are made on a rolling schedule as hosts are available.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Your information

Your m-number, or Bearpass ID, is a 9 digit code starting with the letter M. 

Household information
If you are married, is your spouse with you in Springfield?

If you are not married, choose "No."

Do you have any other relatives living in Springfield or the US?
About you
1000 characters remaining.
1000 characters remaining.
Host preferences

The International Friends coordinator will do their best to match you based on the preferences listed below in addition to interests and hobbies mentioned above, but cannot guarantee your match will fulfill all preferences. 

I prefer to be placed with a host

Check all that apply to you.

I prefer to be placed with a family with children living at home
I prefer to be placed with a host with

Check all that apply to you.

The student listed must also add your name in their application to be matched. Limited to pairs of two students only. 

Human verification