Office of International Student Services

Toledo International Hospitality Program

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Make a friend from another country!

The Toledo International Hospitality Program (TIHP) exists to promote friendship and cultural exchange between Toledo residents and international students from the University of Toledo.  Individuals and families from the community are matched with students from all over the world and they agree to get together about once a month.

For more information or to apply to become part of this amazing global opportunity, click on the appropriate link below:

Download a full color brochure with a full description

Download a flyer with a brief description

American Friendship Family:

Online American Friendship Family Application  (Application closed) (This form is for Americans to fill out)

Download a paper application (for Americans to fill out)

Deadline for American Friendship Family Applications:
Please submit your application by September 5th.  
Applications received by September 9th will also be accepted, however later applicants may have difficulty getting signed up for a scheduled orientation.

International Students:

International Student American Friendship Family Application  (This form is currently closed) 
(This form is for international students to fill out)

Deadline for Student Applications: September 4th

Detailed information:

Schedule of Events 
Photo Gallery


Family Orientation: Sept 16 or 21 at 7 p.m. Sept 23 at 7 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church 4207 Laskey Rd. Toledo 43613 Families only need to attend one session.

Student Orientation:  Location:  CISP Conference Room/SM 1100

Sept 24 at noon; Sept 28 at 5 p.m.; Oct 7 at 10 a.m.; Oct 8 at 3 p.m.


Harvest Party October 18 6-8 p.m.






Contact Information:  Paul Matthiesen at


Last Updated: 10/16/15