International Friendships, Inc (IFI) is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and Christian volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars, and their families. IFI also partners with internationals through on-campus student organizations.
UALC has partnered with IFI in many ways over the years including financial support, volunteers, hosting Bible studies and more. UALC gives away 20% of every dollar received in the offering and IFI is one of the recipients. To learn more, watch some of our Mission Moment videos below.
Ways To Engage
There are many ways to get involved in ongoing activities or one time events. IFI provides training and asks volunteers to submit an application for many of the opportunities. To get started, find out more here. Here are some ways to engage:
Airport pick up
Temporary housing of a student/scholar for three or four nights
Conversation partner – Meet an international one hour each week to practice English/Be a Friend
English Conversation Club
Invite internationals to your home and UALC for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter.