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The International Friendship Connection (IFC) is a fellowship of international Christians and friends who seek to serve and support international students, scholars and their families. We want to welcome internationals to Iowa and help them to feel like Ames is their "home away from home". IFC is a great place to meet people from many different countries and develop lasting friendships. Please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.

We are so excited for this year in IFC!

Our family groups are now meeting every week! We have several groups that meet on Fridays, and other groups that meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays!

Every week, our family groups meet together in an American's home to share dinner, walk through a Bible passage and learn about each others' beliefs, and have fun! We would love to have you join us! If you are interested in learning more or joining a family group, fill out this quick survey!

We hope you’ll join us!


More about English Conversation Partners!

English Conversation Partners is a program to connect international students and Americans to meet up once a month to provide a space to practice English, learn about a new culture, and make a new friend. This orientation meeting is a time to meet your partner, begin to connect, and to set expectations.


Join a Family Group!

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