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How can you get involved?

ISI offers several ways that you or your church can volunteer to serve international students. Take a moment to read ISI's Statement of Faith, as you consider ISI's volunteer opportunities.

Friendship Partners®
Friendship Partners® are American families, single persons or college students who volunteer to befriend an international student. Friendship Partners® can offer international students experiences of a lifetime, just by including them in their enjoyments of favorite sports, the arts, religious and cultural events, as well as celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Click here to read more...

Ministry Partners
Ministry partners are churches, organizations or individuals who are either beginning international student ministry or want to be a part of a team of people who labor together to reach international students for Christ. Click here to read more...

ISI Ministry Representatives

Often referred to as ISI's "expert volunteer," the Ministry Representative role is someone who may be both a volunteer and a Friendship Partner. They work directly under the supervision of local ISI staff, concentrating on direct ministry and evangelism. Ministry Representatives may be reimbursed for ministry expenses. These reimbursements come from funds donated by partners on their support team who contribute to their ministry. This is an ideal role for someone who would like to be more directly involved in ISI's local ministry strategy, but cannot commit to the more formal role and responsibilities of an ISI staff member—including raising personal support. Click here to read more...

Prayer Intercessors
Prayer Intercessors are one of hundreds like you who provide the fuel for ISI’s ministry engine. Our success is dependent on God’s blessing made possible by prevailing prayer! The ISI Prayer Intercessor agrees to faithfully participate in The ISI Prayer Network, by praying for the continuing and sometimes urgent needs of this ministry. The online Prayer Network is designed to mobilize prayer cover from individuals and church groups. Its purpose is to assist you in praying for our staff and volunteers in the U.S. and overseas too. Click here to read more...

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our stories!

"...God has opened doors
of which I never would have
imagined with students,
faculty, and their wives."

"The truth is, we just enjoy
our Chinese friends.
We go on trips, lead Bible
"discussions" and haul lots
of furniture around
to apartments near
the Georgia Tech campus..."