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LIFE Student Application
LIFE Community Application
Program Information

Leaders in International Friendship Exchange (LIFE) is a program that connnects JMU international students with local friendship families who are interested in connecting with international students. Its purpose is to facilitate friendship and cultural understanding.

Program Dates

Non-matched participants can begin participating in the program once their application is approved. For matched participants, there are three start dates for the LIFE program and one end date for participation:

  • Summer start date: commitment lasts until the following May (1 year).
  • Fall start date: commitment lasts until May (8 months). 
  • Spring start date: commitment lasts until May (3 months).

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