Wabash Community Friends is a volunteer organization designed to help each International Student at Wabash College to develop quality friendships with at least one American family. This program is a cooperative effort between Wabash College, the student, and his community family.
All participants must respect each other at all times. No attempts should be made to change anyone's beliefs through participation in the program. We do however, encourage honest discussions on all topics to help create understanding between different cultures and groups of people. Also, the friendship program is not a housing program, nor are there any expectations of financial support for the student.
We would like for this program to be helpful and meaningful for the students and our families. It is vital to our mission to have a vibrant program with community families interacting with international students.
Here are some photos from our annual picnic at the home of Bobbie and David Clapp in Indianapolis.
We have lots of ideas and hope you enjoy being a part of this effort. One idea is having carry-in dinners where we get together to interact, share each others’ talents, experiences, and food! Individual families can choose to include their student in cookouts, excursions, sporting events or organization gatherings.
Our Community Friendship Program Coordinator is Gerry Turner.
During the summer families will be assigned to the new international students and plans made for the coming academic year. Please return to this site for details.
Award for Summer Study in Europe
Adam Barnes, Valencia, Spain
Nate Chapman, Sussex, England
David Myles, London School of Economics
Givens Award for the study of Western Art in Europe
Fall 2012 Winners
Zach Churney, Germany
Nick Reese, England
Larry Savoy, Spain
Drew Songer, Italy
Sebastian Garren, Italy
Corey Hamilton, Italy
Nick Sladek, Italy
Both of the above awards are competitive, and require prior approval to study off-campus. Please contact David Clapp in the International Studies Office for details regarding both awards and the application procedures