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We believe that one person can make a difference in the life of an international college/graduate student or scholar studying in the US. International students are the best and brightest of their home countries and the future leaders of the world.

Through AMIS, volunteers can:

1. Get to know young people from different countries and learn about new cultures.

2. Welcome someone new to Atlanta and the U.S.

3. Share your knowledge, culture, and life skills with future world leaders.

4.  Make a difference in a young professional's life.

5.  Make a new friend!


Coming to the US can be a stressful, lonely, and intimidating experience, as well as a time of cultural adjustment.  Offering friendship and hospitality to international students will help them to feel welcome in our city, give them confidence in their life here, and give them a positive experience with Americans.  You may make a life-long friend, and you will expand your global perspectives as you get to know their cultures and experiences.


Learn about the world through the Amigo Friendship Program. Sign now up to be matched in 2024.

Short-term or year-long friendship opportunities are available. Click the Sign Up button below to fill out the application and get started!


Become a local ambassador at our Welcome Reception celebration, an annual event taking place every September

Scavenger Hunt 2022

Events are a fun way to get to know international students! Join us around Atlanta as we explore the city and celebrate holidays.

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Host international students at either your home or a local community event! Click the button below to fill out an interest form describing your proposed event.


"AMIS welcomes lifelong learners from around the world to share in the blessed wonders of cultural exchange from food to music, language to philosophy. I have had the privilege of hosting students over several holidays, and I look forward to many more to come." 

- Zebekiah Bortner, AMIS Treasurer and Board Member.

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"AMIS provides unparalleled support to international students and offices in the greater Atlanta area. They offer wonderful opportunities for international students to connect with local community members through their AMIGO program, their events and holiday programs help connect participants with others from different institutions, creating a more enriching experience for international students." 

-Kathleen Kirk,  Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Watch our Video for Volunteers


Make Friendship Possible

Your support is needed to sustain our mission and programs

Here are some ways you can support AMIS:

Mail a check to

607 Peachtree St. NE

Atlanta, GA 30308


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

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