Amigo Friendship Program
During your time in Atlanta, wouldn’t it be nice to have a local American friend who could welcome you and help you navigate life in America? Sign up for the Amigo Friendship Program and you will be matched with an Atlanta family or individual who will do just that. After you meet once, it's up to you whether you would like to meet again and continue the friendship.
After you sign up, you will receive an email from the AMIS Office with the information about your Amigo friend. Depending on the time of year, this may take a few weeks. Your Amigo friend will email you to introduce themselves and make plans to get together, either virtually or within current safety guidelines.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual meetings are encouraged, unless both parties are not in high-risk groups and desire to meet in-person following CDC guidelines.
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"Me and my amigo have many similarities. She is my age for the start. Sometimes I feel she is my other half, same thoughts, same living style and even same food preferences. She is the best girlfriend I could ask for here in USA.
Thank you so much AMIS for giving me the opportunity to be friends with someone like Kelly."
Sana Hamid, Georgia State graduate student and Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan
"It feels great to be part of a family, away from your own family."