Rice University & IIE Training Video: Orientation for U.S. Friends to Internationals Rice University and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the posting of a training video: International Friendship Program. This video serves as a resource for any US institution that facilitates a friendship program between newly-arriving international students and US community volunteers. It includes information on how international students impact and enhance US campuses, provides guidelines on cross-cultural expectations for US volunteers, contains easy suggestions for successful initial interactions, and explains what both US friends and international students would gain from organized friendship programs. This video is intended to be a supplemental training resource at orientation sessions geared for the US volunteer-friends. This training video was funded by Rice University's Office of International Student & Scholars, Rice University's Office of the Dean for Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and the Institute of International Education (IIE) Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas.