Rochester International Council
Our core program, Friendship Volunteers, serves over 200 new international college students each year by providing them with American hosts (with whom they do not live) who introduce them to the Rochester community and American culture. This relationship continues throughout the student's residency in Rochester. RIC also runs International Wives programs twice a month at both the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, RIC sponsors over 20 programs and activities each year that provide opportunities for the 2,500 international students in the Rochester area to participate in American life.