The Friends of Davis International Center is a time-honored volunteer organization that supports the work of the Davis International Center by welcoming international students and visiting scholars by providing English Conversation Classes, Individual English Tutoring, an Informal English Class, and American Host Family connections.
The Friends of Davis International Center was founded in 1979 by volunteers from the community who helped build bridges of understanding across cultures and provide assistance to the international community at Princeton University.
In 1978, Dean of the Chapel Ernest Gordon invited the volunteers to move their office to Murray Dodge Hall, the site of his office. A few months later President William Bowen agreed for the University to take over the Center as an official entity. Today, the "Friends" continue to volunteer their time to provide English conversation assistance and host family connections.
Learn more about the "Friends" programs:
Become a Volunteer
The Friends of Davis International Center is looking for new volunteers. No experience necessary—just bring your warmth and enthusiasm.
If you're interested in donating your time to assist Princeton's international students, scholars, and their families - consider volunteering for the Friends of the Davis International Center as a host family or an English conversation tutor. You’ll make new friends while learning about different cultures while assisting our international graduate students, visiting scholars and their spouses who have come to Princeton University from almost 100 countries.
For more information about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-258-1170.