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Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program—International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) offers new international students and U.S. students from overseas the opportunity to build a relationship with people from the Middlebury area. We invite you to participate in this exciting program. Established in September 2001, the program has been well-received by students and families alike.
What is it? Through the Friends of International Students host program, you will meet a Middlebury College international student who wants to know a “family” from the local area. (A family can be an individual, a couple, a family with children, an extended family, etc.) Our program is a friendship program. Your international student will not live with your family. Instead, you will host your student on visits to your home and on trips to explore the local area throughout the year. You will meet your international student for the first time at a matching event held on campus in early October. Our hope is that you will form a friendship that will last beyond the student’s first year at the College.
How do I get involved?—We expect every potential new host family to attend an information session. Please register for a session or let us know of your interest.

If you have questions about the program, contact Ben Bruno at International Student & Scholar Services, by email at or by phone at 443-5858. (Your reply to this email will go to the ISSS box.) For more information, you may also consult our Web site at

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International Student & Scholar Services