iFriend Programs

The iFriend Programs aim to connect international students and scholars with the Northwest Arkansas community.

iFriend is an umbrella program offering year-long programs and one-time experiences for students, scholars and the community members to get involved. Year-long programs include Friendship Family and Campus Cousins. One-time experiences are programs like Lunch/Dinner in An American Home and Thanksgiving Dinner in An American Home. The goal of the iFriend programs is to connect international students and scholars with the NW Arkansas community and U of A students for cultural exchange and development of cross cultural friendships. iFriend hopes to improve the world one friendship at a time!

Throughout the United States, there are American citizens and permanent residents that wish to welcome international students and scholars to their communities by inviting them to visit their homes, to share a meal, and to learn about American culture. iFriend matches these individuals with international students and scholars attending the University of Arkansas.

Thank you for choosing the iFriend Programs! The iFriend Programs are completely flexible and can easily meet the mutual needs and schedules of the participants. We believe that this will be a rewarding experience that you will never forget!

Please use the tabs on the left to find out more information on our programs. Feel free to contact Karen with any questions at ifriend@uark.edu.

Thank You,
Karen Beitle
iFriendProgram Coordinator ifriend@uark.edu
479-575-6665