Make Real Friendships with Local Americans

The Ohio State University

GET CONNECTED

Here are a few popular ways to interact with us.

AIRPORT PICKUP & TEMPORARY HOUSING

Landing in Columbus soon? Sign up today to have a local volunteer pick you up from the airport (temporary housing also available). We look forward to meeting you!

WEEKLY BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUPS

Build meaningful friendships by meeting regularly with a small group of other international students and American volunteers to learn more about the Bible.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION PARTNERS

Improve your English with the help of a native English speaker. We have American volunteers who are willing to meet with you for an average of one hour per week.

International Friendships (IFI)

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

We put on big and small events throughout the year. Come make an American friend!

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