Friday Night Zoom Meetings
We also have weekly Zoom meetings on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Participants can choose between English lessons and life-changing presentations followed by discussion. We often have participants from several continents, as well as friends living here in South Carolina.
We have special dinners at various locations to celebrate holidays and American traditions such as cookouts and game nights. See the upcoming special events we have below, or click the button to see previous events we have held.
American Friendship Partners
St. Matthews, SC in October 2022
IFM organizes tours throughout the year to places in South Carolina and the US. We are still rolling out trips that had to be stopped for the pandemic. All trips are contingent on having enough participants to justify trip costs. See some trips we have taken using the button.
International Friendship Ministries (IFM) began in Columbia, SC in 1981, in fulfillment of the vision of an international student from India, Raj Aluri. Having experienced the unique needs of a foreign born student studying in the USA, Raj knew firsthand the importance of linking local residents with international students.