What is International Friendships (IFI)?
IFI's mission is to extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence to Jesus
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.
Who may participate?
How can International Friendships help you? ?
Cultural: Throughout the year, International Friendships takes trips to various places of interest in the United States. These could be day or extended trips. Special activities are often planned during holidays.you practice English and will spend time learning about you and your country. They will also help you learn more about America.
Spiritual: Small groups meet weekly to talk about the Bible. Visits to local churches can also be arranged.
Help: When you first arrive, volunteers are available to pick you up at the airport. We also have volunteers who will meet with you to help you practice your English. Finally, we are here to help you and answer any questions you may have about life in America. We want you to feel at home in Rochester, New York.