International Friendships, Inc.2022-08-05T13:39:11-04:00

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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 Beautiful Experience

When asked what life is like in Italy, Ilaria says, “Beautiful, it’s my birthplace and home of all my family and friends.” This contrasts sharply with her first experiences in America. Ilaria came as an exchange student pursuing her PhD late in 2021. “At first only bad things happened,” she said. “It was a shock, and so difficult that it was like I forgot God. I thought that no [...]

July 26th, 2022|

WAYS TO SERVE

A Volunteer’s Story

Columbus OH

Reflections on Decades of Serving International Students

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