Make Real Friendships with Local Americans

Athens, Ohio

GET CONNECTED

Here are a few popular ways to interact with us.

Airport Pickup/Temporary Housing

Coming to Athens soon? Contact to have a local volunteer to bring you around town, get your first week groceries, cellphone plans and help you set up bank accounts, etc. 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.

Events

Join us for hiking, biking, picnics, and other fun events around Athens!

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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