Things You Can Do To Keep Involved Internationally

English Speaking Partner Program

Education Abroad is looking for students who are interested in continuing their international participation, and helping international exchange and cooperative students improve their English speaking skills and gain a better understanding of American culture. These international students have come to FAU for either a semester or year to further their education and make those international connections with US students.

We ask that students who are interested in this program have availability each week or every other week to meet with the student they are assigned. The program runs continuously and the number of international students will vary from semester to semester. Students participating in this program can earn volunteer hours through the Volunteer Center. Volunteer hours will be listed on your FAU transcript. To learn more about volunteering and to be considered for this program, please contact Tania Tucker at or 561-297-3227.


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How You Can Help Welcome International Students to FAU

FAU students, faculty and staff who are interested in meeting and assisting international students in their transition to life at FAU now can become engaged through the International Friends Program and the International Peer Mentor Program.

The International Friends Program (IFP) promotes friendship and cultural exchange by matching international students with other members of the FAU community. International students are matched with an FAU host with whom they can visit, enjoy an occasional meal, celebrate holidays, join in friend/family gatherings, participate in community events and simply enjoy the exchange of international friendships. Interested FAU hosts should apply no later than Aug. 9.

The International Peer Mentor Program (IPM) matches current FAU students with new incoming international students. FAU students who choose to serve as International Peer Mentors help new international students adjust more easily to life in the U.S. and at FAU. They serve as resources for new international students upon arrival at FAU and through the first few weeks of classes by assisting them to navigate around campus and become acclimated to their new academic and cultural surroundings.

Interested participants should contact Dr. Mihaela Metianu ( for application forms and further information.



Participate in a Volunteer Abroad Program

Go Overseas  Volunteer Abroad  site is a comprehensive listing of volunteer program listings and new first-hand program reviews are listed every day.  Volunteer Abroad also posts articles each week with unique volunteer perspectives and tips to help prepare potential international volunteers. 

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