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Welcoming and Connecting International Students with Friends

AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)  is the French word for "friends" and describes our mission to promote cultural and global understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in greater Atlanta.  Since 1978, we have been welcoming international students to Atlanta and connecting them with local friends in the community through our many programs and events. 

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AMIS Atlanta is hosting our first-ever An Afternoon of International Tea fundraiser on Sunday, June 2nd from 3-5 pm at North Avenue Presbyterian Church! Visit our International Tea page to learn more about the event, purchasing tickets, and becoming a sponsor!

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During your time in Atlanta, wouldn't it be nice to make American friends, connect with other international students at other schools, and explore the city while meeting new friends?  AMIS Atlanta is for you!



Meet international students from all over the world.  Expand your understanding of global cultures.  Be inspired by amazing young adults studying at Atlanta area colleges and universities. You can make a difference in the life of a future world leader and become friends with an international student through AMIS Atlanta.

Learn about AMIS Atlanta

Upcoming Events

  • Stone Mountain Hike and BBQ
    Stone Mountain Hike and BBQ
    Sun, Jul 21
    Stone Mountain
    Jul 21, 2024, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Stone Mountain, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USA
    Visit an iconic Atlanta landmark and enjoy a tasty lunch inside an American home!
  • International Student Ice Cream Social
    International Student Ice Cream Social
    Fri, Aug 23
    WCF at Georgia Tech
    Aug 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    WCF at Georgia Tech , 724 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
    Join us for an AMIS Atlanta social gathering for international students to attend. Make some friends and enjoy some delicious ice cream to mark the end of a hot week of classes!
  • International Student Pizza and Scavenger Hunt
    International Student Pizza and Scavenger Hunt
    Fri, Sep 06
    WCF at Georgia Tech
    Sep 06, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    WCF at Georgia Tech, 724 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
    Join AMIS as we gather together with our international friends and volunteers to eat delicious pizza and learn more about the Georgia Tech campus through a competitive scavenger hunt with fun prizes.

Sonia, Emory Ph.D.  Student from France

AMIS is a great organization for international students. Studying abroad is challenging and as an international student I found a lot a support with AMIS. The Amigo program and the various events helped me to meet new people and discover the American culture. Thank you so much!

I have been a volunteer for many years. This is the most rewarding, fulfilling activity. Students are amazing!

WWendy Kohn,



Daima, Georgia State 
University Masters of Public

Health Student from Tanzania

Amazing place to meet friends from all over the world who will give you the experiences of their countries and their culture. I enjoyed networking while attending AMIS events.

It takes a village. This is why I’ve been a supporter of AMIS programs over the 20+ years I’ve worked in international education. AMIS has been an important longstanding community partner to Atlanta area college and university educators. International students and scholars who chose Atlanta as their new home receive a warm welcome from AMIS. All parties involved benefit from the opportunity to make new friends and have a window to the world.


            - Marisa Atencio, Ed.D., Assistant Dean and Director of Global Education at Oglethorpe University

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