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  • January Potluck

    The BFIS Board and Staff would like to thank all who attended the BFIS Potluck Sunday, January 25, 2015. About 60 families and students participated and several matches were made. These events are a wonderful opportunity for host families to meet new students and other families. See the pictures in the BFIS Photo Gallery!

  • Spring Farewell Dinner

    Please mark your calendars for the annual Spring Farewell Dinner on Sunday April 19th 4-6pm at the C4C! Stay tuned for the e-vite.

  • Families Needed!

    If you are still interested in hosting a student and have not yet contacted us, please do so at, we still have a few unmatched students.

  • Matching Report

    During fall 2014 we matched 62 students, while this spring we have matched 19 students and have 3 awaiting responses from hosts. 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.