Friendship Trek

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For Students

For a great opportunity to get to know an American friend or family, be sure to sign up for a Welcome
Lunch offered to new internationals at the beginning of the school year.

 

On one of the designated Sundays in September, we pick you up at USC and take you (and usually
another student) to meet your American friend or family so that you all can get to know each other over lunch.

 

After that, we ask that you keep in touch with your American friend(s) by phone or online and see each
other once in a while. Though the commitment is just for the school year, hopefully, your relationship
will develop into an ongoing friendship.

Lily from Indonsia, Yana, Judy and Bowen

For American Volunteers

Enrich your life and make an impact! Get to know new USC international students this school year. Start your friendship on one of designated Sundays in September when we will bring a student or two for you to meet at church and treat to a Welcome Lunch either in your home (which they really appreciate) or in a restaurant.It’s a great time to chat and get to know each other. When you have finished, you can drive them back to their apartment in the USC area.

After your initial meeting, we ask that you and your student keep in touch either by telephone or online
and plan to see each other occasionally. Though the commitment is just for the school year, the hope is
that your relationship will develop into an ongoing friendship.


If Sundays in September aren’t convenient for you, as an alternative, we can give you the name and
contact information of a student or two, and you can make your own arrangements with them.

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