Amigo Friendship Program
Our Friendship Program matches an international student with an 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 for a meal, event, or outing and continue your friendship over the school year as you are able. AMIS provides support and group events for friendship partners.
To Sign Up
Fill out the online volunteer form.
Agree to a secure background check (form will be emailed to you).
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 meeting - a public location is a great place to start!
The students deeply enriched my life. I always received much more than I gave from befriending international students.
-Jean Cox, Volunteer
AMIS has been wonderful for our family. My sons have had dinner with international students from every continent of the world through AMIS.
-Kirk Keene, Volunteer