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.


Constitution / Tier

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Tier Campus Organization

Membership Information

Student Members 16
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Students, Faculty/Staff, Non-ISU
Allowed Officers Students, Faculty/Staff
Membership Qualifications N/A
Membership Restrictions N/A
Elections/Selection Officers will be selected in August for that year.
Meetings Regular meetings are held once a week, typically on Friday evenings.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Once a week we gather to play games, build relationships, and read a Bible passage.

Description of Special Events

2020 Events (different due to COVID-19) Backyard Bashes: At Backyard Bashes two family groups meet together in the backyard of Ames community members. There you will have the opportunity to play games, have a bonfire, and/or go on an adventure! It's always a good time! All events are physically distanced and masks are required. In a typical year, Festivities will be held to celebrate fun days together throughout the year. Farm Festival happens at the beginning of the school year. We have a Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Gathering, and a Christmas Celebration to celebrate American holidays! Additionally, we have a Sports & Games Night, a winter retreat called the IFC Getaway. During the summer we also host a Pool Party, a 4th of July Celebration, and a Camping & Canoeing Trip!