International Buddies/ Roommate Program
Each fall the Office of International Programs and the Office of Admissions welcomes over 40 new international exchange and degree-seeking students! Do you remember what it is like to first arrive at NCC or first arrive in another country and know no one?! This is your chance to live with an international student and be a part of their first few days at North Central College!
We want to make sure the buddy/ roommate program runs smoothly (there’s nothing like arriving to a new place and the one person you are counting falls through!), so we ask for enthusiastic individuals who we can count on. Buddies/ roomates are required to assist with Airport Pickup Day and are asked to participate in a few other Welcome Week activities. All international roomate applicants will receive correspondance throughout the summer regarding their international student assignment and welcome week schedule.
GOOD NEWS!! As an international roommate, Residence Life will allow you to move in the early morning of Airport Pickup Day . You can beat the rush and get in your residence hall in order to be ready to assist your student when he/she arrive (usually in the afternoon). Avoid move-in day craziness!
Airport Pick-up Day: The Office of International Programs will be picking up most students sometimes during the day of September 9th. All buddies will receive a phone call when their international buddy is arriving to campus. We should be able to give you some idea as to what time of day prior to that date. Please meet your students promptly at the Office of International Programs. From there, you will help the student with their belongings to their dorm and assist them with moving in. When they feel comfortable, you can accompany them to have lunch or dinner, depending on the time. We recommend that you move in to your residence hall early on September 9th, so you are fairly settled when your buddy arrives. The Hall Director in your residence hall knows you will be moving in early and will have your key. The international student will most likely have several questions about Welcome Week, their classes, etc, that you may not be able to answer. Please just assure them that the week-long orientation we have prepared for them will cover these questions.
Thank you for your participation! Please print and return your international roommate below to the Office of International Programs by May 1st. You can drop by, mail, scan to email@example.com, or fax! Fax: 630-637-5295