International Friendships, Inc.2022-05-05T15:27:50-04:00

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WHO WE ARE

International students often struggle with culture shock, stress, and loneliness when leaving their homes to study in the US. International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a national organization partnering with local churches, universities, and volunteers to provide life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students. We work strategically to make the world feel at home and extend God’s love globally — right where we are.

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A Stranger Became the Maid of Honor

Even though Fatoumata’s brother already lived in the U.S. before she joined him from Mali, she still faced many challenges, including language barriers and finding community. She arrived in July 2015 to study Business at Cincinnati State, excited to learn how American people lived. Fatoumata first heard about IFI events from a coworker and began not only attending but also volunteering. It was at one of these events in [...]

May 5th, 2022|

WAYS TO SERVE

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Columbus OH

Volunteers Share Maple Syrup Making with Students

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