Who are we?
Who may participate?
What do we offer?
When do we meet?
For more information
International Student Friendship Ministries (ISF) is a national Christian
organization that seeks to promote friendship, hospitality and personal growth for international
students. We offer a wide range of
activities, programs and services for students from all national, ethnic,
cultural, and religious backgrounds.
We are a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota.
||International. We come
from Asia, Africa, Europe, Central and South America. We are Internationals.
We are also Americans who wish to develop friendships with
Internationals and to assist them while they are in the United States.
||Student. Our focus is on
international students, scholars,
and their spouses. We are a registered student organization at the
University of Minnesota but we welcome students from all colleges and
vocational schools in the Twin City area. Our American volunteers come from a wide background: from young
single students to older married family members. Whether young or old, we believe that learning should be a lifelong
process for everyone. We wish
to learn from you and we hope we can contribute to your learning.
||Friendship. We wish to
promote friendship between
people of all nationalities and between international students and
Americans. Friendship at ISFM
can happen by meeting people at one of our
Socials, having a
English Partner, participating in a
Fellowship or by visiting us during our
Ministry. We are a Christian group. We
seek to minister to
international students using the resources God has given us. These resources include our time, energy, experience, and
relationships. We do this
because we wish to share the love that God has poured into our lives. We also believe that God has a special concern for Internationals. We are sorry but ISFM does not
provide financial or legal assistance.
Who May Participate?
activities and programs are open to international students, scholars, and
spouses from all national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
also welcome non-student Internationals and Americans to participate as ISFM
For Further Information
Questions? Would you like to
register for some of our activities or services?
You can contact us by:
– Send us an email at
- Phone – Call Jeff Ballantyne
– Fill out the online
Student Form, the
Activities Form or mail
them to us at:
310 18th Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414