If you live in a community with a university, the opportunity to befriend international students is a wonderful privilege, with far-reaching benefits.
Other countries send their best and brightest into American universities, and while these students and visiting scholars are deeply committed to their studies/research, they also want to experience American culture in a deeper way. Most of these students are not Christians but are very open to experiencing friendship with Christians, often for the first time.
The nation-wide ministry of International Students, Inc. has staff in many communities in the United States who will help give you the tools to make these connections. We have many YES! folks in the Santa Cruz area who are actively partnering with Peggy as friendship partners and in other roles, and our experiences have been so rich. We invite you to listen, click a link above to learn more, and prayerfully consider this amazing opportunity.