Local Friend Application

This program is designed to promote friendship and cultural exchange between local citizens and Appalachian's international population. As a host, you can help ease the international visitor's adjustment to living in our area while enjoying the exchange of international friendships and gaining a greater understanding of other countries, cultures, and customs. We are pleased that you are interested in helping our visitors have a richer experience during their time here in Boone. Before you complete this survey, please read the information at this link so that you are clear about the expectations of your involvement. Your information will be added to our database which will be used to match students/professionals with families in the area as the need arises. All of the personal questions below are intended to help us provide the best possible match. A staff member from the Office of International Education and Development may be in touch with you to follow up.