Incorporated as a community organization in 1972, Tuscaloosa’s International Friends (TIF) is a community organization dedicated to providing opportunities for international visitors to learn more about life in the United States and for local residents to learn more about other cultures. TIF sponsors picnics, dinners, parties, and a friendship family program.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE A FRIENDSHIP FAMILY
A Friendship Family is a local family who will be available to help you learn more about American culture and life in Tuscaloosa. Additionally, partnering with a Friendship Family is a chance for you to share your culture and customs with American families in Tuscaloosa. To request to be paired with a Friendship Family, please complete the TIF Student Form (also available as a word document) and return it to International Student & Scholar Services in 105 BB Comer Hall.
FOR TUSCALOOOSA FAMILIES WHO WISH TO JOIN TIF AND HOST STUDENTS
If you wish to host an international student for an academic year, please complete the Online TIF Friendship Family Application Form (also available as a downloadable PDF Form or a Word Document) at your earliest convenience to Becky Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanne Maxwell at email@example.com or mail to: Tuscaloosa’s International Friends, P.O. Box 21302, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402. The information you provide in the form will assist TIF in determining the best “Friendship Family” match for you and our visiting international students. You will be paired with a new student for his/her first academic year.
2018 TUSCALOOSA’S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 12, 2018
Tuscaloosa’s International Friends (TIF) is pleased to announce that international students who are current or past TIF members and are enrolled full-time at The University of Alabama, Stillman College or Shelton State Community College are invited to apply for 2018 scholarships (download the application form as either a PDF or WORD DOC). Recipients will be announced in the Spring Semester during the TIF Potluck Dinner, which is set for Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Calvary Family Life Center at 1121 Paul W. Bryant Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.