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New International Students
Do you want to experience life in an American household? Do you want to be greeted by friendly faces when you arrive at Tri Cities Airport? ETSU encourages you to apply for our International Friendship Program (IFP).
We will pair you with a host family, who will be ETSU staff/faculty or a community volunteer. Your host family will pick you up from the airport, house you for two nights, and help you move in to your dorm or off-campus housing.
The IFP program has a limited number of hosts. Therefore, in order to ensure that you get placed with a host it is best to apply early. We process applications based on date received and priority is given to early applications.
If we are unable to assign you a host, we would place you with a student Welcome Volunteer (WV), who would pick you up at the airport, help you move in to your campus housing, and show you around the campus and community. If you are placed with a WV, you would need to move into your housing the day you arrive.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Click on and fill out the IFP NEW IS APPLICATION.
- We will process your application and get back to you ASAP!
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