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EWU Campus Friends Program

Become an EWU Campus Friend to an AUAP Student today!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is AUAP?
The Asia University America Program (AUAP) is a study abroad program for students from Asia University in Tokyo, Japan.  We have two consecutive groups of approximately 30-90 students, who come to EWU each year and stay for five months.  The purpose of the program is to give Asia University students the opportunity to experience university life in the U.S. and learn about American culture, while taking classes in English and earning semester credits from their university.
What is a Campus Friend?
Campus Friends are EWU students who have the unique opportunity to meet and share college life experiences with our AUAP students who are participating in a study abroad program here at Eastern.  EWU students who participate in this program are able to share various aspects of American and Japanese cultures, develop their cross-cultural communication skills and enrich their university experience by getting to know someone from another country.
How do I apply to become a Campus Friend?
• After your application has been approved you will be contacted by an AUAP staff member. 
How do I meet my Campus Friend?
There are two AUAP cycles with AUAP. The first cycle, Cycle I, begins in February and the second cycle, Cycle II, begins in September. The Student Service Assistant (SSA) will be accepting Campus Friend applications at the beginning of each cycle. Once your application has been accepted, you will be asked to attend a Campus Friends event, where you will be formally introduced to your Campus Friend. If you cannot make the Campus Friend event, please inform the SSA as soon as possible either by email or phone. The contact information is below. 
How will I be matched with a Campus Friend?
Campus Friends are matched based on the application questions and compatibility of the answers, based on likes and hobbies. We will do the best we can to match interests, however this is not always possible. 
What sort of events can I attend as a Campus Friend?
AUAP and the Campus Friends Program will host events each cycle. These events are meant to provide a set time for you and your AUAP Campus Friend(s) an opportunity to meet and communicate. These activities are free and are for Campus Friends and AUAP students only.  
What are the requirements to become a Campus Friend?
Are you . . .
• interested in meeting and getting to know someone from a different culture?
• able to spend 3 to 6 hours per month with your Campus Friend (eating meals, attending EWU events, studying, talking, playing sports, etc.)?
• currently an EWU student? (You do not need to live on campus.)
If you have answered yes to all of the above, please fill out an application as soon as possible on 
For more information, please contact:
Student Services Assistant
106A Louise Anderson Hall
Eastern Washington University
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