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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

  • AMIS Alumni and Career Professionals Social
    AMIS Alumni and Career Professionals Social
    Sun, Feb 25
    Feb 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Atlanta, 3334 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
    Are you a former international student now working in Atlanta? Come to connect with AMIS as a working professional. Learn about how our nonprofit supports international students and how you can be involved.
  • Pizza and Trivia Night with AMIS
    Pizza and Trivia Night with AMIS
    Fri, Mar 08
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Mar 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Come out and enjoy a delicious pizza dinner followed by a competitive game of team trivia!
  • Sweetwater Creek Day Hike
    Sweetwater Creek Day Hike
    Sat, Mar 23
    Sweetwater Creek State Park
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122, USA
    Join us for a beautiful Spring morning at Sweetwater Creek State Park!

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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