Go global with CultureLink

Go global with CultureLink

The Office of International Student Services at the University of St. Thomas invites all members of the St. Thomas community to join the CultureLink Friendship Family Program.

This program connects new international students with American families. Founded on the conviction that people should learn from each other, the CultureLink program promotes cultural exchange and helps international students find a home away from home at St. Thomas.

Friendship families get many international experiences, cultural learning opportunities and invitations to various international events at St. Thomas. In return, international students have a unique chance to learn about American life and traditions. The program allows a flexible time commitment to fit into the busy schedules of CultureLink participants.

Learn more about the program at an information session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 15, in Room 310, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center.

The application deadline for fall 2009 is May 30.

"Participation at Friendship Family Program is one of the most unforgettable memories of my experience at St. Thomas," said Gulbahar Abdurasulova, undergraduate exchange student from Turkmenistan. "The program helped me integrate myself into a larger community than just being on campus. While being a thousand miles away from my family at home, I had a family in Minnesota that was always there for me. Thank you very much for giving international students such an unforgettable experience."

For more information and to apply, contact OISS, (651) 962-6650, or apply online at the CultureLink Web site.