The International Friendship Program (IFP) is a cross-cultural social initiative that unites Rutgers international students and scholars with domestic Rutgers students and scholars and local community members in a comfortable environment that is conducive to friendship and learning. The IFP aims to reduce cultural barriers and stereotypes. Those interested in learning and sharing about different cultures should attend one of our many events and programs, like our annual board game challenge and welcome back party.
The IFP is sponsored by Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services as both a support program for Rutgers–New Brunswick international students, Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers–Camden international scholars and as a service to members of local communities interested in cross-cultural friendships. The program was initiated over 20 years ago and is continually evolving and improving to provide the best forum possible for cross-cultural exchange.