International Students and Scholars 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, which is to promote cultural and global understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the greater Atlanta area.  Every year we welcome international students to the Atlanta area and we connect international students with local American friends through our many programs and events. 

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

Would you like to meet international students from all over the world?  Expand your understanding of global cultures?  Be inspired by amazing young adults who are studying at our 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 and culture through AMIS Atlanta.

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Upcoming AMIS events


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.

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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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