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welcomes you to the United States
INTERNATIONAL
FRIENDSHIPS
INTERNATIONAL
FRIENDSHIPS
International Friendships, Inc (IFI) logo
International Friendships, Inc (IFI) logo
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Follow us online &
Join us for fun LIVE events!
Follow us online &
Join us for fun LIVE events!
Follow us online &
Join us for fun LIVE events!
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Find an IFI location near you!
Find an IFI location near you!

We have locations nationwide and online events anyone can join.

We have locations nationwide and online events anyone can join.

Find an IFI location near you!
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Make a Friend
Make a Friend

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What is International Friendships?

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About US

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International Friendships, Inc. (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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A Personal Welcome

Our CEO, Rich Mendola, welcomes you!

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Find an IFI Location Near You

Need help adjusting to life in the United States? Looking for fun activities like the ones Rich mentions? Click on a state below to connect with IFI on your campus!

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Connect with us Online

Don’t see your state or campus listed? You can still connect with us online! We have online cross-cultural experts who would love to meet you and give you an online community to be a part of. Message us on one of our social media platforms and we’ll get you connected!

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