The IFI Wives’ group is a place just for you! We are a caring group of women who want to make your time in Columbus feel like home. We know it can be lonely in a new country, so please join us where you can make new friends, practice English in a supportive environment, learn about American culture, customs and holidays, read and talk about the Bible, and enjoy other special activities.
At this time, meetings will be in person (with social distancing and face masks required), and also virtually.
Rides will be provided. Sorry, no child care is provided.
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Soko's story regarding her experience with the International Wives' Group!
I attended the International Wives Group (IWG) for the first time in February of 2020, hoping to meet new people. I had moved to Columbus from Tokyo to be married two months prior to that. I was new to the area and had no friends of my own nor any social status other than housewife. I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable as I was introduced to a lovely group of women of different ages and backgrounds.
Prior to COVID-19, we usually brought food to be shared for lunch. Each of us took turns and shared what we had been thankful for as well as what we had been frustrated with in the previous week. After that, we moved on to a Bible Study. After COVID-19, we still met every week via Zoom. IWG is a circle of women whom I got to know, where I have made special friendships, and where I feel comfortable sharing something personal or asking questions. The ladies always listen without judgement and kindly offer advice, encouragement, and comfort. IWG has been such a blessing to me. I hope any international women who seek friends will join us in the coming years!
- Soko, from Japan
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