AMIS is the French word for "friends" and symbolizes our mission to promote cultural understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the greater Atlanta area. We connect international students with local American volunteers through our Amigo Friendship program, Welcome Reception, monthly events, Thanksgiving Program, and Christmas International House (available for international students studying anywhere in the US).
Walk together, talk together, all you nations in the world.
Only then shall we have peace.
Ancient Sanskrit proverb and AMIS's motto
Emory business exchange graduate student from Brazil
I did not know anybody here...After meeting AMIS at the International Students Reception, and joining a group to the Georgia National Fair, I felt more at home. I made friends and felt like I had family that I could rely on-- the AMIS family.
I am profoundly grateful for all you do with your programming. The reason I believe most of us Advisers are in the "business" is to advocate for students...It makes me so happy to see that there are others in our community who share that compassion and take the time to do the "fun" stuff with our international visitors that we often can't do ourselves.
Apollonia Johnson, International Student Adviser, Georgia State University
I love meeting and getting to know the kids and helping them in any way they need. I love offering to be their 'American Mom' as they say.