Amigo Friendship Partners
Our Friendship Program matches an international student with a local American individual or family for friendship and sharing of cultures. Your support can help them in their adjustment to American life, language and culture, as well as enrich your understanding of the world. We ask you to meet at least once and continue your friendship over the school year as you are able. AMIS offers support throughout the year as needed.
To Sign Up
Fill out the online volunteer form.
Agree to a secure background check (form will be emailed to you). Background checks are required once every 5 years. To read AMIS Background Check Policy, click here.
Read our Volunteer Guide and schedule a 10-15 minute phone call with someone on our staff.
Receive email introducing you to your international student friend.
Reach out to your new friend to arrange your first virtual meeting (or following CDC guidelines)!
Above all, I love getting to know my Amigos. Everyone has different stories, and I've learned so much about different cultures, adjusting to the States, and how to be empathetic. I've appreciated the opportunity to make friends along the way!
The Amigo program is an opportunity for the students to have conversation and shared experiences with an American and the opportunity for we Americans to learn about other people, countries, and cultures.
-Susie Davidson, Volunteer