What is IFI?

Thousands of international students come to study at The Ohio State University every year from countries across the globe, many of them from unreached nations where it is difficult to send missionaries, making international student ministry incredibly strategic. International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a ministry that partners with local churches to serve international students here in Columbus and to reach them with the gospel. There are numerous ways to serve international students through IFI and at varying commitment levels. Some opportunities include airport pickups and temporary hosting, English conversation/friendship partners, holiday meal hosting, helping with weekly Bible studies or moms or wives groups, and providing food for events. Volunteers are needed throughout the year, so if you are interested, consider getting trained now.