Get Involved

Host a Student

The Short-Term Homestay program is a cultural exchange program of FFIS and not just temporary housing in order to welcome new international students to our community by providing short-term hospitality, support, and a safe place.

Become a Conversation Friend

The Conversation Friend Program matches international students, scholars or spouses with a local FFIS volunteer for one-on-one English conversation. Conversation Friends meet weekly for English conversation and practice.

Share Thanksgiving

The “Share Thanksgiving” program matches international students, scholars and spouses with local FFIS volunteers to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Let’s Make a Difference Together

FFIS is a non-profit volunteer organization with no paid staff, and we receive limited funding from the University of Oregon. Your voluntary donation to FFIS supports our ongoing programs for international students, scholars and their dependents throughout the year.