Friendship Programs



International Friendship Family Program

The International Friendship Family Program provides students with the opportunity to become acquainted with aspects of Canadian culture and daily life through periodic interactions with a Canadian family during your exchange semester at the University of Lethbridge. This program relies on local volunteer 'friendship families' meeting exchange students and welcoming them into their homes and lives by including them in family outings and/or meals on a regular basis (approximately once a month), for a period of four months.

Volunteer to be a Friendship Family


Buddy Program

The purpose for the Buddy Program is to link U of L students with incoming exchange students so that current students can help ease the visiting students' transition to Lethbridge and to the University. The new exchange students and their buddies will take part in a variety of buddy-initiated activities together, with the U of L buddies providing peer support and friendship to our international student guests.

Volunteer to be a Buddy

Request a Buddy and Friendship Family (for Exchange Students)