[box]People from over 100 different nations live in the Columbus area. Over 700,000 of the world’s finest students from other countries are studying in the United States today. Over 6,000 of these are living and studying in the Columbus, Ohio area. These are the world’s future leaders. What happens to them during their stay in the USA can greatly affect nations of the world. While these students are in the US, away from home, they greatly desire American friends to help end their loneliness and help in cultural adjustment.[/box]
International Friendships, Inc. is a registered Ohio State University student organization and Christian community group seeking to promote friendship and hospitality for international students. The students participating are from a variety of countries. Staff members work closely with volunteers from local churches to provide various services that address the social, cultural, and spiritual interests of international students. Our activities are open to students from all cultural and religious backgrounds.
International Friendships, Inc. began in 1979 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. It is a, non-denominational organization dedicated to befriending, serving, sharing about Jesus, and discipling international students. A growing staff and volunteer network from many local churches in the area are reaching out to a variety of ethnic groups. Each staff member is a faith missionary, depending on the Lord to provide financial and prayer support through churches and individuals.