Global Friends - Volunteers
Wouldn’t you love to have an international friend? Someone to call for a cup of coffee, a stroll by the lake, a visit to a Madison landmark or simply to chat about one another’s country? Our Global Friends program offers that very opportunity! It pairs a local resident with an international student or scholar. The interaction is informal and guided by the participants. For some volunteers and students, lifelong friendships have started this way! Let our Global Friends Coordinator find you a match.
Ideas for activities with Global Friends in the time of COVID-19: Connect electronically via phone calls, email, social media and video chatting. Go on a walk together or have a picnic while maintaining a safe social distance.
Global Friends remains an active program! Friends can meet remotely or with safe physical distancing. Register to get a Global Friend. Due to a limited number of international students at UW some pairings may take longer than usual.