Make Real Friendships with Local Americans

University of Michigan

GET CONNECTED

Here are a few popular ways to interact with us.

Help from a Host Family

Want to experience what it’s like in an American home? Enjoy a host family’s hospitality for meals, games, or when you need some “home” time.

Conversation Club

Connect with a partner that can help you improve at English.

Field Trips

Experience a unique trip in America! Field trips include going somewhere for a day, sledding, and visiting a cider mill.

Food Store Trips

Do you need groceries? Don’t know where to go to find a store that sells your favorite food? We can help!

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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