While working or studying abroad, among the other priceless possibilities that lie before you, the chance to make lifelong friends from the United States and around the world is one of the greatest. While here in the U.S., thousands of miles from home, these special people become not only your friends in the traditional sense, but also your family in many ways.
While getting to know the people in your program, department or school is a great start, some students and scholars may long to meet locals, students or scholars in other fields of study or even long-term expats living in the region. This is great for getting a more well-rounded US exchange experience and for learning more about your temporary home. We hope this section will give you some resources where this can be achieved.