If you are
willing to make the time once a month to meet with a Houston family,
married couple, or single, the University of Houston's International
Friendship Program offers an opportunity for you to become friends with
an American family and to enrich your educational experience in the
Click here to complete
the online application form for the International Friendship Program.
If you have questions about the program, you may email Dale Hamilton, the program coordinator, Monday through Friday at
Take you sightseeing
Have you over for a meal, family birthday celebration or special holidays
Take you with them to a sports or cultural event
Families are encouraged to give you assistance as needed when you first arrive,
then see or call you at least once a month. We hope you will stay in touch throughout your stay in America.
The Office of International Admissions (OIA) is separate from our office.
Along with the general Office of Admissions,
OIA provides assistance with understanding the admissions policies of the university,
processing admissions applications to the academic programs offered at UH,
notifying students of the required academic credentials needed to complete the application file,
advising students on their academic options,
and in granting permission for students to take the in-house Satellite TOEFL (STOEFL).
For graduate students, OIA works closely with graduate departments in assessing the coursework for an admission decision.
For undergraduate students, OIA makes the admission decision for their admission,
administers foreign transfer credit for undergraduate university coursework taken outside the U.S.,
assists students with an individual review (appeal) process,
if they do not meet admissions requirements,
and works with the Language and Culture Center in accepting successful graduation of Level 6 students' coursework
in place of the TOEFL requirement.