Alumni & Parent Programs

Get Involved - International Student Services

Volunteer for the Family Dinner Program

If you live in the Indianapolis area, your family could volunteer to invite an international student to dinner at your home twice each semester (four times during the academic year). We are always looking for new families to host students who arrive each August and January. Butler has over 150 international students from over 60 different countries, and they come to the U.S. not just to study, but to learn as much as they can about us. Nationally, only about 20% of international students enter an American home during their stay in this country. By opening your home to a student, you will be contributing to international understanding, and you will have a lot of fun.

Please visit our website to learn more and to apply online using the Family Application: If you have questions, please contact International Student Services at or 317-940-9888.