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International Friendship Program

The mission of the Elizabethtown College International Friendship Program (IFP) is to foster positive and meaningful relationships between members of the Elizabethtown community and international students.  Through these special friendships, IFP participants will be afforded the opportunity to navigate cultural, social and religious pluralism, thereby enhancing global understanding and promoting peace.

International Friendship Program is sponsored by the Elizabethtown College Office of International Student Services. Program participation is entirely voluntary and free for new and continuing international students who are willing and able to make time in their schedules to meet at least once a month with an area family, couple or individual. New students will be given priority in friendship partnerships given their need for more assistance in learning about Elizabethtown and the Lancaster region and in making new friends.

For more details about the program Click Here.

To apply for the International Friendship Program:

Please select the type of Application that applies to you.

International Friendship Program 2013-2014 Student Application

International Friendship Program 2013-2014 Host Application

Waiver for hosts of Int'l Friendship Program

International Student Release

Please return this application form as soon as possible to Kristi Syrdahl.


 If you have any questions about the program or If an international student or a friendship volunteer has encountered difficulties establishing their friendship or any problems please contact Kristi Syrdahl at
Or contact the International Friendship Program Assistant Gianni Lombardo at 




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