The program is open to any international or domestic person or family living in the St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington, or Hurricane community, who is passionate about enhancing the cultural education of an international student. Participants include a diverse range of ages, cultural backgrounds, religious affiliations, and ethnicities.
Who are the International Students at DSU?
There are over 35 countries represented at Dixie State University! The top 3 most represented countries are: Nigeria, China, with Japan and Rwanda tied for third place. There will be more than 150 international students enrolled at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year, and DSU is excited to embrace the cultural diversity that these students bring to our campus!
How Do I Sign Up?
Internationals and US American friends must go through the same application process, by completing an application and submitting it to the International Student Services Office. Community members may make a special request for an international friend from a specific country; however, an important part of the program is open-mindedness and flexibility, so a willingness to engage with people from all over the world is desirable. Also, keep in mind that matching depends on who decides to sign up for the program; and the more specific a request is, the more difficult it will be to find a match. Matching is done throughout the year and is based on hobbies, special interests and activities that participants have in common. Please note that a match isn’t necessarily final – if for some reason a match doesn’t work out, participants can be re-assigned.