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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. 



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

  • Amigo Student Orientation
    Amigo Student Orientation
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Sep 28
    Sep 28, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    This is a mandatory meeting for all students looking to join our Amigo Program. You must have completed the Student Amigo Application to sign up. You will get to meet our Amigo Program Director, Jill Parker, learn more about the introduction process, and ask questions you have about the program.
  • Mexican Consulate Reception
    Mexican Consulate Reception
    Thu, Oct 05
    Mexican Consulate
    Oct 05, 6:00 PM
    Mexican Consulate, 1700 Chantilly Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
    Are you from Mexico? The Mexican Consulate invites you to a special reception for Mexican international students and scholars.
  • Hiking Trip to Paces Mill Park
    Hiking Trip to Paces Mill Park
    Sat, Oct 07
    Oct 07, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Atlanta, 3444 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
    Enjoy a local hiking trip to Paces Mill Park where we will be hiking the West Palisades Trail along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat with AMIS
    Halloween Trunk or Treat with AMIS
    Sun, Oct 29
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Oct 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church , 607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Experience an American Halloween event with AMIS Atlanta!
  • Thanksgiving with AMIS 2023
    Thanksgiving with AMIS 2023
    Sat, Nov 18
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Nov 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Join Thanksgiving with AMIS! Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal while getting to know international student and American friends.

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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