Make Real Friendships with Local Americans

Illinois Central College

GET CONNECTED

Here are a few popular ways to interact with us.

AIRPORT PICKUP & TEMPORARY HOUSING

Landing in Peoria soon? Sign up today to have a local volunteer pick you up from the airport (temporary housing also available). We look forward to meeting you!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION PARTNERS

Improve your English with the help of a native English speaker. We have American volunteers who are willing to meet with you for an average of one hour per week.

FRIENDSHIP PARTNERS

Meet monthly & become friends with an English-speaking partner. Participate in fun activities together, such as sharing a meal, touring the city, shopping, celebrating the holidays, and much more! This service is free.

Life Group

Life group eats together, hangs out, helps each other, studies the Bible, prays together, plays games, and talks about life issues.

International Friendships (IFI)

International students often struggle with culture shock, stress, and loneliness when leaving their homes to study in the US. International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a national organization partnering with local churches, universities, and volunteers to provide life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students. We work strategically to make the world feel at home and extend God’s love globally — right where we are.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We put on big and small events throughout the year. Come make an American friend!

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