Published on March 26th, 2020 | by Alexandra Saner


Virtual friends needed for MSU international students

Missouri State University is home away from home for a large number of international students. Many are understandably frightened being away from their families during these unprecedented times.

MSU’s International Friends program is looking for community members to be virtual friends to some of these students. Having a friend in the area will help them navigate the COVID-19 situation more comfortably.

It is as important as ever that we all come together. From the comfort of your own home, you can reach out across Springfield to reach out across the world and spread “Peace through People.”

To become a virtual friend or learn more about it, please contact Brenda Stewart, International Friends Coordinator, at and let her know that you heard about this opportunity through Sister Cities.

Check out the video below to see how the International Friends program has already been impacting Springfield and the world.

About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.

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