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International Friendship Program

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ORGANIZATION: AMIS Atlanta

  • 103 people are interested
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*This opportunity is for people in Metro Atlanta*

AMIS is the French word for "friends" and symbolizes our mission to promote cultural and 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.

This program matches an international student with a volunteer 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. We have a variety of different friendship opportunities available: year-long, semester-long, one-time meetings, and other short-term opportunities.

This is a flexible volunteer opportunity. You can arrange when and where to meet your international student friend. Most students don't have a car, so it's usually convenient for them to meet near their university campus. We ask that you meet at least one time in person and then continue your friendship as you both have time and opportunity.

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About AMIS Atlanta

Location:

607 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, US

Mission Statement

AMIS promotes cultural and global understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the greater Atlanta area.

Description

Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS) is an organization of friendship and hospitality with international students.

Amigo International Friendship Program: Become a friend with a local Atlanta International Student

Regular Events: Join AMIS at an event for International students and volunteers around metro Atlanta

Annual Welcome Reception: Every September we host a huge event to welcome hundreds of new international students to Atlanta

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
International
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, International, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 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. Many international students appreciate invitations during holidays and school breaks.
  • Those interested should visit www.amisatlanta.org/amigovolunteer. 1) Fill out Amigo volunteer form, 2) Agree to a background check, 3) Read the "Volunteer Guide" and schedule a 10-15 minute phone call with our Amigo Director.

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