As an American roommate, you will have an opportunity to provide that support to either an international transfer or exchange student. You will enjoy the unique opportunity of learning about life in distant lands. As you teach new vocabulary, you will no doubt learn to share certain foreign words and expressions that will bond the two of you in a special way. As you explain social customs, you yourself may gain a new understanding of American life. You will find that you are having a cross-cultural experience right here in Frostburg.
Roommates for international students should be sensitive, caring people who understand the need for privacy, time for sharing and respect for differences. American students who take part in this program will receive a discounted housing fee. Please note that you might not know who your roommate is and where she/he is from until the end of summer or late spring, when their attendance is confirmed.
We are looking forward to the arrival of new groups of international students and hope that you may want to share your college experience with these interesting students.