International Friends of Missouri State

Mission Statement

International Friends is designed to help International Students at Missouri State develop quality friendships with at least one American family.

Become involved with International Students 

Becoming a "host, or friend" to an international student is a very rewarding and mutually beneficial experience. There are many opportunities from one day to one semester (3-4 months). 

Take the first step by completing the online application under Sign up - Host Registration. You will then be contacted to attend an orientation. Matches are made at the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters. 

There are also occasions during the summer, when due to time frame of specific programs, students are seeking a 1-day host experience. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact Brenda Stewart, Coordinator, International Friends, by phone at 417-836-8943 or via email at

International Friends Events

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