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.

Discovery Bible Study

Meeting regularly with a small group of other internationals and American volunteers to learn more about the Bible is one of the best ways to build deeper and meaningful friendships. These friendships can enrich your life and contribute to your sense that East Peoria can be a new home for you. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary for participating. Bibles in the English language are provided. We meet at Café Breve on campus. We study with a method called Discovery Bible Study. Click on this image for a video that explains how we do it.

International Friendships (IFI)

International Friendships, Inc (IFI) is a community organization that works in partnership with universities and Christian volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. IFI also partners with internationals through on-campus student organizations.

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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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