International Programs


Towson Univeristy Friends of Internationals (TUFI) Host Families

The Summer / Winter in Maryland Program at Towson University provides participants the opportunity to meet local- area American families. Informal meetings on/off campus and invitations to have meals with families in their homes are part of the experience. (Note that this program is not a homestay, but rather an opportunity to visit a host family for food and friendship at a mutually convenient time.)

Family friendships provide for cross-cultural sharing outside the classroom, and are invaluable experiences for both students and their gracious hosts.  Host families are able to learn about foreign cultures and world languages while at the same time teach and share their American culture and heritage. In addition to learning, sharing, and enjoying time together, lifelong friendships often emerge, making the experience one of the highlights of the program.


Become a Host Family!

Speak a foreign language?  Have an interest in a particular world region? Have children and want to introduce them to another culture and world view? 

Be an ambassador and open your home and heart to a Towson University Summer / Winter in Maryland international student.  Interested families should write the Office of International Partnerships at


International Contracts Office
Psychology Building, Room 426 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Phone: 410-704-2239
Fax: 410-704-4703





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