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Friendship Family Program


The goal of the Friendship Family Program is to provide mutually beneficial friendships between Messiah College’s international, missionary, and “third culture” students, and families or individuals from the Messiah and surrounding Christian community. International Student Programs connects participating families with students, and organizes events to be shared together. Families are encouraged to get to know the students and their home cultures through inviting them to join in family activities and offering hospitality. Although the emphasis is on forming relationships, it does help us build a network of families who can offer hosting or other helpful services as needed.


Below are links to the applications for both families and students who would like to participate in the Friendship Family Program. These help us to better match families and students based on their interests and experiences. All new incoming students are requested to fill out a form unless they already have a person or family in the Grantham, PA area who will be their “family” during their school years.


Friendship Family Application - For Families (Online Form)

Friendship Family Application - For Students (Online Form)