Friends to International Students
Friends to International Students aims to represent warm Oklahoma hospitality as local families welcome international students during their first year at OU. An enriching program for all involved, the goal of this friendship program is to enhance the lives of international students and help them adjust to American culture while host families discover the diverse world at their door. FIS welcomes all who are willing to enlarge their hearts and gain new friends.
More than 2,000 international students from over 100 different countries study at The University of Oklahoma each year. Impressions these students carry back to their homes are formed as much by their contact with local families as by information they acquire in the classroom.
The goal of Friends to International Students is to ensure that students enrolled from other countries at the University of Oklahoma come to know the Norman community. This program attempts to enrich the life of the community by fostering mutual understanding and appreciation of people from other nations. The Friends to International Students organization is an important addition to The David L. Boren College of International Studies and has as its prime objective a happier life for every international student while living in Norman.