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Global Friends Program

Global Friends Welcome to the Global Friends Program! The purpose of this program is to promote friendship across cultures within the University of Denver community by matching international students with a domestic University of Denver student.


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The application is a series of questions regarding your background, personal preferences, and areas of academic and social interests. This will help with the matching process and keep track of which DU students are participating. The Office of International Student & Scholar Services will do its best to match applicants; however, due to availability some applicants may not receive a match. 

International students may include their spouse and children in the application. International students will need to answer whether they are willing to be matched with an individual, couple or family. International spouses and family members are eligible to participate if they are part of the application of an international student.

DU Domestic Students can state whether they are willing to partner with an individual, couple or family. 

All requests will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed based on the pool of applicants. Please note that priority will go to first-year International Students. 

Watch for information about the 2021-2022 program. 

Expectations and Requirements 

For the DU Domestic Students:

  • Contact your match within the first week of being matched.
  • Maintain contact with international student. Keep an open mind about your partner's culture, language ability, and time.
  • Show interest in your partner, ask questions, and choose good conversation starters.

For the International Student:

  • Respond to email and phone messages from your match in a timely manner.
  • Only share information about yourself and your culture that you are comfortable sharing.

For all participants:

  • This is not a dating service.
  • This is not a tutoring service.
  • Please respect each other's personal and religious beliefs. There should be no intent to proselytize or to convert anyone.
  • Please remember to keep an open mind about your program match and understand that there will be cultural differences. This is a great opportunity to have an open cultural exchange.


Questions should be directed to ISSS at: