Friends of Internationals at the University of South Florida
Since 1998, Friends of Internationals has been providing students with non-live-in friendship families, conversational English classes, free airport transportation, household items, retreats, events, Bible studies and help with everyday life. Tell us how we may help you!

Friends of Internationals at USF is a multicultural network of the BCM and local church ministries in the Tampa Bay area.  Our primary purpose is to assist international students, scholars, and their friends and family living on or near the University of South Florida campus.  We serve internationals by helping to meet their PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, and SPIRITUAL needs. We understand that it takes time to adjust to a new culture and we want to assist in the building of good relationships with people. We want our international friends to be safe, enjoy their time here, and learn about the United States culture and beliefs. We offer things like: free airport transportation, conversational English groups, day trips, weekend retreats, holiday events, Bible studies, visits to local churches, home meals & visits with local families, Friendship partners, and help with everyday life in the United States.  We look forward to being your friends.  Tell us how we can assist you!


We are, in our leadership, a Christian ministry that believes that every person is made in the image of God.  We are committed to helping internationals regardless of their race, nationality, or religion.

We are managed by full & part-time staff and rely upon the service of our community partners. We do not discriminate against people because of their race, religion, or political beliefs. Please allow us to be your friends!