Global Friendship Day


Program Overview

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Location: Global Friendship Day will be facilitated online for 2020. Details about when and how to join will be emailed after August 10 to program participants. 

First-year students from the US are invited to join new international students on August 19, and continue building their connections throughout the year. International and domestic students will learn from one another, and share experiences focused on common interests while exploring their different perspectives.

Global Friendship Day will also serve as the kick-off for Global Buddies. The Global Buddies Program matches three students from three different countries or locations for friendship and cultural exchange. Participants in Global Buddies mutually benefit through personal interaction that provides the opportunity for each to share their own culture and learn about others’ culture. Global Buddies groups will receive tips for navigating cultural differences, participate in the community exploration photo hunt challenge, and connect in global learning opportunities throughout the semester.

If you are interested in intercultural perspectives and building international friendships, this is the program for you!


For questions about Global Friendship Day, contact Dan Sinetar at or 513-529-5623.

Register for Global Friendship Day 2020