International Friendship Family

Be an international student's home-away-from-home! The International Friendship Family Program is one of the many ways Millikin faculty, staff, alumni and friends can continue strengthening Decatur's connection to other cultures. By becoming an International Friendship Family, you can help a student:

  • Become part of the Decatur community
  • Learn about home and family life of U.S. families
  • Create lifelong, unforgettable memories

Interactions can be as simple as inviting the student over for dinner, catching up with them on campus, or inviting them into your home for the holidays.

When completing the International Friendship Family Application, please be as thorough as possible so we can make sure your match is a great fit. Our students are eager to meet you and your family!


Questions? Contact Athena Pajer, interim director of the International Student Services Coordinator, at or 217.424.3758.