People Around the World Sharing (PAWS) Family

What is it?

A way for international students to connect with families in the states. An electronic version of our brochure can be found HERE.





The Family's Commitment:

  • Complete application (see above)
  • Contact your student immediately upon assignment
  • Call him/her periodically throughout each month so they feel connected
  • Check up on student during Parent's Weekend, midterms and holidays
  • Take your student on at least TWO off-campus experiences
  • Invite your student over for dinner
  • Make an effort to learn about their country and culture!
  • Notify Melanie Smith if you are concerned about a student or unable to continue your PAWS partnership.



The International Student's Commitment:

  • Complete application (see above)
  • Accept invitation to the program
  • Inform the program the best time of day to call you
  • Return all phone calls from your Welcome Family
  • Share with your Welcome Family about your country and culture!
  • Notify Melanie Smith of:
    • Change of address
    • Change of phone number
    • If you are unable to continue a relationship with your Welcome Family

  • Always check your Baylor email for upcoming CIE events!



For More Information, Contact:

Melanie Smith, International Student Relations Coordinator
2nd Floor, Poage Library
Melanie_Smith@baylor.edu
Phone: (254)710-4825