International Students with Friends in the Greater Atlanta Area

Our name AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students)  is the French word for "friends" and symbolizes our mission to promote cultural and global understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in greater Atlanta.  Every year we welcome international students to Atlanta and connect 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 someone from another country through AMIS Atlanta.

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Upcoming Events

  • AMIS Student Dinner
    Fri, Oct 07
    WCF at Georgia Tech
    Oct 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    WCF at Georgia Tech, 724 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
    Join us for a social event for international students and friends on October 7th at WCF on the Georgia Tech Campus!
  • AMIS Careers Virtual event
    Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Learn from professionals on how to network and how to find a job in the US.
  • AMIS Careers In-Person Networking event
    Oct 22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    CODA Plaza, 756 W Peachtree St NW #225, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Join us for an in-person event to connect with professionals and practice your network skills.
  • Movie Night with AMIS and OPC
    Fri, Oct 28
    Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church
    Oct 28, 7:00 PM
    Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church , 3016 Lanier Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA
    Join us at Oglethorpe's backyard for a fun movie night to watch Hocus Pocus 2
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat with AMIS
    Sun, Oct 30
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Oct 30, 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
    Sat, Nov 19
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Nov 19, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    North Avenue Presbyterian Church , 607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Celebrate Thanksgiving with AMIS! Experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal while getting to know international students and American friends.

Emory Student 
from Egypt

I like everything about AMIS! You feel that there are people like you and someone there wants to make you feel more welcomed.

Meeting new people and making new friends is incredibly fun and a great learning experience - I've learned so much about different cultures, as well as how to practice empathy!"

Amanda Lang, 


Georgia State University 
Student from Ghana

Someone is always ready and present to talk to you about what you're going through.

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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