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Conversational English/Buddy Partner

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ORGANIZATION: International Friendships, Inc.

  • 77 people are interested
Being a friend to an international student
Students are waiting!

We are seeking volunteers in Central Ohio to serve international students who need to practice spoken English and need a friend. You and the student or spouse of a student meet once a week for an hour for a coffee, meal or activity or every two weeks for 2 hours. The meeting time is flexible and arranged based on your schedule and the schedule of the international student. There is a cross-cultural training and list of conversation starters provided at no cost. Minimum 16 week commitment. For more info visit: ifipartners.org/ecp .

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About International Friendships, Inc.


1520 Old Henderson Rd, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43220, US

Mission Statement

To extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence for Jesus


Over 7,000 internationals are studying in Columbus. International Friendships, Inc. is a faith-based organization that offers the students a variety of services and events to welcome and befriend them. Our volunteers embrace our vision, mission, and values.

We provide many services to all college students on a visa regardless of their religious or cultural background. We seek to meet the practical (airport pickup, temporary housing, and help with English Conversation), social (potlucks, picnics, holiday meals, trips, special events), and the spiritual (Bible studies, retreats, and one on one mentoring) needs of students.


Faith-Based, International


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Columbus, OH 43220



  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • English


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • From 2-4 hours a month
  • Must provide 3 spiritual references. 1 from a pastor or church leader.

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