International Students

To accomplish the Foundation’s mission to foster friendly relations among all nations, races, and religions, the Foundation invites international students enrolled at local and regional colleges to be our guests at the annual Good Neighbor Award Luncheon.

We are proud to host a large group of international students who collectively represent over 30 different countries. This element of the Foundation’s mission continues the tradition established by President Truman who enjoyed meeting international students and posing for photographs at his birthday celebrations in Kansas City, as well as when they visited the Truman Library in nearby Independence.

Each student receives a copy of “Mr. Citizen,” President Truman’s informal post-presidential memoir.

The international students attend a reception hosted by the Foundation before the luncheon where they meet the honoree and pose for photographs which are later are sent to each student, their families, and their hometown news media.