AMIS is the French word for "friends" and symbolizes our mission to promote global understanding through friendship and hospitality with international college/graduate students and scholars. Students from all over the world come to Atlanta each year to study at Georgia Tech, Emory, Georgia State, Kennesaw State and many others. AMIS welcomes and connects them with local American friends and families throughout metro Atlanta and provides a wonderful opportunity to connect to the world through an international friend. COVID-19 is a particularly difficult time for international students who are finding themselves isolated and lonely in a foreign country, making friendships through AMIS even more critical.
This program matches an international student with an American individual or family in the local community for friendship and sharing of cultures. Your support can help an international student in their adjustment to American life, language and culture, as well as enrich your understanding of the world. During COVID-19, friendships can be virtual or in person, keeping in line with CDC guidelines.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, US
AMIS promotes cultural understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the Greater Atlanta area.
Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS) is an organization of friendship and hospitality with international students.
Amigo Program: Become a friend with a local Atlanta International Student
Events: Join AMIS at an event for International students and volunteers around metro Atlanta
CIH Host: Host a student in your home during the holidays, 12/19/2020 - 12/29/2020
Thanksgiving: Invite an international student to your Thanksgiving meal on 11/26/20.
Advocacy & Human Rights
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 4, 2021
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
In a normal year, the only requirement is to meet at least once for a meal, event or outing and continue your friendship over the school year as you are able. Three times per semester is a great goal. During COVID, texts, phone calls, and Zoom!
Those interested should email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.amis-inc.org. Before being matched: 1) Fill out form, 2) Agree to a background check, 3) Read the "Volunteer Guide" and schedule a 10-15 minute phone call with a staff member.