International Friendships, Inc.2021-10-20T13:33:32-04:00
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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 Family Welcome

“I really felt like I was another member of the family.” Leah, a Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering scholar from China, said this after staying with an IFI host family. Leah arrived in the US in August 2019, and although she lived with Chinese roommates, she felt increasingly lonely. This drove her to seek friends by joining an IFI Spring Break trip. On the trip, Leah met IFI volunteers, Mike and [...]

September 30th, 2021|

WAYS TO SERVE

A Volunteer’s Story

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Perspectives from a Young Volunteer

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