engineering global friends

Engineering Global Friends is now accepting applications from domestic and international engineers. Participants will be able to learn about different cultures and languages through activities and events.


  • One domestic student and one international student will be paired
  • Pairs will be expected to meet once a week for at least an hour
  • Engineering Global Friends Student Coordinator will host events based on participants’ choice

Expectation and Requirements

  • Undergraduate engineering students only
  • Attend the “Meet and Greet” party
  • Be open to suggested EGF events and activities
  • Keep an open mind about other members’ culture, language and time
  • Follow the program’s rules
  • Commitment of at least 1 hour per week with exception of 2 absences

Semester Events

Events are free of charge to EGF participants and may include:

  • Meet and Greet party
  • On campus: Bowling and Billiards, Lunch at the Tea Room, Board games with alumni, Coffee session, Movie theater, Shows at Stephens Auditorium, etc.
  • Off campus: Museums, Laser Tag, Industry visits, and other Iowa attractions
  • End of Semester event


  • Opportunities to learn new languages and explore more cultures
  • Opportunities to get free gift cards, t-shirts and other accessories
  • Earn life-long friendships and have worldwide connections
  • Earn an international peer mentor certificate from College of Engineering
  • Access to events and activities at no cost

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