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Akron International Friendship

Strengthening links between Northeast Ohio and the world...










Upcoming Events


International Visitors Schedule:

4/10-16, 2014 - FHI360 Simon Babre, France

4/26-30, 2014 - VolVis - China Sports Journalist

4/27-30, 2014 Meridian - Azerbaijan

7/14-17 - Meridian - Law Enforcement



Looking for Host Families for the

Spring 2014 Semesters

Akron International Friendship hosts several delegations sent by the US State Department, as well as helps Inbound Internationals find temporary housing as they settle into life in Akron. Some stays are a few days, while others maybe for a week or two. Anyone interested in being a host family or if you know a family that would be interested please email us at or call the office at 330-972-8296



For Purchase:

First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation

A new book by a veteran pollster and a Millennial management consultant, John Zogby, offers the keys to understanding and enabling the potential of America's First Globals - i.e. Americans born between 1979 and 1994.

The book is a revisionist examination of who First Globals really are, what they have to offer, and how they are the best equipped of all to thrive and solve the problems of our shared world today and tomorrow. It is a call to action, a handbook for those who lead and want to lead, and a more holistic depiction of an outstanding group with so much potential.

Additional Books are available for $12 through Akron International Friendship at The University of Akron - place your order on our website at:  or by email :    E-books are available at for $4.99 


Thank you for visiting the website of Akron International Friendship!

Whether you are a new or old friend, international or local resident or
guest, we are pleased to welcome you as citizen diplomats. We offer a special welcome to international guests who are making
Akron their home for a few days, a semester, a year or for life.

We hope that you find our website and the information provided to be
helpful. If you would like further information or to discuss how you
could be involved we encourage you to contact us.

Best Wishes,
Michelle Wilson
Executive Director


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Contact Information:

Akron International Friendship

233 Quaker Square
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 


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