International Student & Scholar Services

International students enjoying the TFN ranch party.

International students enjoying the TFN ranch party.

Friendship Connections

Topeka Friendship Network (TFN) 

This is a local organization which offers new Washburn international students an opportunity to develop a friendship with an American family while practicing English and learning more about American culture!  Please note that this is not a host family program where a student lives with a family.  

Some activities which international students and their American friendship families do together are:

  • Share a meal together in the family's home
  • Attend sports events, school events, concerts, theater plays or other outings together
  • Be invited to relax in the family's home for an evening or weekend
  • Share about each other's culture and discuss topics of interest

For more information about the Topeka Friendship Network, and/or to sign up to be matched with an American friendship family, please visit the TFN website by clicking here.

International Center of Topeka, Inc. (ICT, Inc.)

Since the early 1970's the International Center of Topeka, Inc. (ICT, Inc.), a group of university and community volunteers, has been dedicated to assisting WU international students in their academic, social, and cultural well being through a number of scholarships, services and programs. Learn more about ICT.

International student hunting for Easter eggs with TFN family.

International students enjoying an ICT dinner.