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  • News & Updates

    Check here for the latest on upcoming events, Matching Reports, and information.

  • Spring Farewell Dinner

    The BFIS Board and Staff would like to thank all who attended the Spring Farewell Dinner Sunday, April 19, 2015. We had a wonderful time wishing the best to our students who are returning home or graduating. If you have pictures from this event please share them with us via e-mail but be sure to get your student's permission!

  • Upcoming Events

    We will be having our annual BFIS Summer Coffee in July. Check your email for our forthcoming e-vite!

  • Families Needed!

    We are looking for families who are still interested in hosting a student or two starting in the fall. If you have not yet contacted us about your fall hosting plans, please do so at

  • Matching Report

    During fall 2014 we matched 62 students, and this spring we matched 21 students. We appreciate your responding quickly to invitations to host.

  • Dinner Network

    Families are always needed to host for the BFIS Dinner Network. This one-time commitment is perfect for families who might be too busy for traditional matching but still want to be involved. If you are interested, please email Abby, the BFIS Matching Coordinator, at

Working to strengthen international understanding by building friendships between CU international students at CU and local community members.

Always wish you could meet people from all over the world but never have the chance to travel? Want to introduce your family to new languages and cultures? BFIS is the program for you!   
International students at CU
Need help settling in Boulder? Interested in meeting new people? Looking to make friends with Americans outside of your classes? BFIS is for you!          

How To Apply

Download and complete the appropriate application, and select one or both of the following:
A. Traditional BFIS arrangement, with a commitment of a semester or a year!
B. The BFIS Dinner Network, with a commitment of only one dinner!
Submit your application to BFIS Matching Coordinator
c/o ISSP
Cultural Unity & Engagement Center
103 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-0103
or drop it off at the CUE Center in the Center for Community, Suite N320

When Matched!

The BFIS Matching Coordinator will notify both students and hosts when a match has been made.

Matches are based on the hosts' and student's preferences, common interests, food restrictions, etc.