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Welcome to NPIFC

The North Penn International Friendship Committee (NPIFC) is a 501 (c) 3 organization that promotes peace and understanding throughout the world by offering opportunities for North Penn students to study abroad and to bring foreign students to study at North Penn High School. This program is an official United States government approved student sponsor and is designated as the official organization for the Exchange Visitor program for the North Penn School District. The NPIFC has been actively sending and receiving students since 1962.

Exchange Students from Partner Schools 2017-2018 and Exchange Students to Partner Schools 2016-2017


North Penn Craft Show

The North Penn Craft Shows have become among the finest traditional and contemporary craft shows in the Mid-Atlantic region.  These craft shows are sponsored by the North Penn International Friendship Committee ( NPIFC) for the support of the International Exchange Program at North Penn High School, (NPHS) Lansdale, Pa.   Learn More >>


Becoming an Exchange Student

A North Penn student can express interest in becoming an exchange student to one of our partner schools.  Students are generally sent during their 11th grade (junior year) therefore an interested student needs to make application in their 10th grade (sophomore year). Learn More >>


Becoming a Host Family

To become a host family, contact a member of NPIFC and the host family selection group will call you to set up an interview.   The interview process does not obligate you to host nor does it guarantee that you will be selected as a host family. Learn More >>

The goal of the North Penn International Friendship Committee (NPIFC) is to promote international understanding and goodwill among the people of the world through participation in non-profit exchange programs at North Penn High School.The committee is the official representative for the high school principal in administering the exchange program. The approved programs for North Penn High School include AFS USA.Inc, Youth for Understanding (YFU), and the International Friendship Exchange (IFE). The International Friendship Exchange (IFE) includes direct sister school relationships with schools in Aalen, Germany; Salzgitter, Germany; and Toulouse, France; Bordeaux, France; and Madrid, Spain.  Each year the NPIFC sends students abroad and receives students to North Penn for a year of study through these programs.The North Penn International Friendship Committee is an official US government approved exchange student sponsor. We are designated by the United States Department of State as the official organization for the Exchange Visitor Program for the North Penn School District. Please report any unusual circumstances regarding the exchange program to the North Penn International Friendship Committee by contacting us at our email address In addition the Department of State has implemented a contact for secondary school students which became effective August 1, 2009. This toll free number is made available for host families, exchange students and anyone who wishes to report circumstances impacting the students’ health, safety and well being during their exchange visitor program. This toll free number is (1-866-283-9090) and the Department’s email address is Thanks to the many customers, crafters, and volunteers who made the 2017 Holiday Craft Market a success. The 2018 Holiday Craft Market will be held at North Penn High School on November 17, 2018.

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