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First Friends for the Bridge Program

Seeking Peer Mentors, “First Friends,” for the Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is a peer-mentor group of international students and domestic students enrolled at APSU and is designed to help international students explore American culture and history while teaching First Friends (selected domestic students) about the culture and history of their country.  This is accomplished through monthly discussions, educational activities and group excursions. First Friends provide support, guidance and friendship as the international student adapts to the university setting.

 A student interested in participating in the Bridge Program as a First Friend must meet the eligibility requirements and submit a completed application before the deadline.  Selected applicants will be asked to participate in an interview selection process. Accepted applicants will be notified by their APSU email accounts of their acceptance into the program. Previous First Friends wishing to re-apply must also complete this application by the appropriate deadline.

Who is eligible: Applicants must be full-time students who have paid the program service fee. Applicants must have completed at least one full semester at APSU, have a record of enrollment and a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 on file. Applicants must have no history of formal or informal student code of conduct violations.

Deadline: TBA

Contact: For more information, contact Paige Williams at

First Friend Application

Format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
(for example: HIST 2010 American History, 8-8:55 a.m., Tues., Thurs., Marks Building, Room 122)