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FIRST FRIENDS

First Friends Program

The Office of International Affairs will match incoming international students with an ECU student who will be assigned for one academic year or one semester (for short-term exchange students).  This program strives to create connections between current students and new international students.  For more information please contact Dr. William Mallett at (252) 328-1939 or mallettw@ecu.ecu.

The goals of this program are to:

• Introduce new international students to current ECU students and to create mutual exchange of culture and friendship.
• Assist international students to adjust to life at ECU and the United States as quickly and smoothly as possible.
• Enhance international students’ satisfaction with their academic and social experience.

What can the First Friends Program offer me?

• New international friends!
• More involvement in the university!
• Improve cross-cultural communication skills.
• Gain leadership experience and develop interpersonal communication skills.
• Have a unique and impressive experience to add to your résumé.
• Enjoy the satisfaction of using your skills to help others.

If you are interested in applying, you can print out the following form and submit it to the International House: First Friends Domestic Student App 2014.pdf