Global Friendship Program

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Program Overview

The Global Friendship Program (formerly known as the PAWS Program) is a longstanding tradition at Baylor. International students/scholars and U.S. students and families have been connecting and building lasting relationships for many years. We hear stories from both international students and their student friends and families that participating in the GFP has been a rewarding experience.

GFP Brochure

Guidelines & Requirements

ALL Participating Students and Scholars must...
  • Be affiliated with Baylor University while applying for GFP

  • Have intention to remain in program for at least one semester once matched

  • Be open and willing to engage in new experiences, and the sharing of your culture and values


GFP Student/Scholar-Student Pair Application (this link is for ALL Baylor students/scholars interested in participating with the GFP)

GFP Student/Scholar-Family Pair Application (this link is for international students/scholars who would like to be paired with a GFP host family)

GFP Family Application (this link is for U.S. families interested in becoming GFP host families)

For More Information, contact the Center for Global Engagement at:

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461