International Friends and Community Connection Family Programs at universities have demonstrated the many benefits of matching American families and international students in order to establish rich, long-lasting cross-cultural friendships. Our program is intended to promote and facilitate friendship and cultural exchange as an extension of the DSU mission to provide every student with an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment, with caring people. The forefront of this effort will focus on mutual respect, open-mindedness, and care, so we ask both community and international participants to keep this in mind as they embark upon what we believe will be fulfilling, life-long relationships.
The Dixie State University Local Outreach Program is an exciting initiative to bring St. George community members together with international students from all over the world. It is meant to provide students with a foundation of cross-cultural fellowship that will enhance their learning experience in unique and fulfilling ways.
The program is also an opportunity for you and your family to be a part of an international student’s experience here in St. George. By opening your home and heart to some of our amazing students, you will make lifelong friendships, learn about other cultures, and enhance the cultural education of a student who is far from home.
For more information on each program, please read the descriptions below.
Note: A family may choose to be an International Friend AND/OR a Community Connection Family.