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.
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
- Multiple DatesThu, Sep 28ZoomSep 28, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDTZoomThis 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.
- Sat, Nov 18North Avenue Presbyterian ChurchNov 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMNorth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USAJoin 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!
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