Jesus tells us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). Each year, over 1 million international students attend universities and colleges across the United States. God is bringing the nations to us. These students are among the brightest and best from their nations. Many of them will hold positions of influence in their communities, nations, or even the world after they complete their studies. It is a strategic opportunity for the Body of Christ!
Currently, there are over 1.3 million international students studying in the US, and over 4.5 million studying worldwide today. We believe if we can share Christ’s love with even more of these future leaders, we can positively impact the world, and strategically advance the Great Commission.
ISI staff can provide connections to international students, equipping, cross-cultural training, and mentoring so that a church-based team can become directly involved at the local college or university.
ISI is not a homestay agency. Most opportunities involve serving and caring for international students. ISI staff will come alongside your church to help determine opportunities that fit best for your congregation.
ISI does not charge any fees for its role in helping your church.
ISI is a non-denominational ministry that partners with a wide variety of churches. If you have a heart for international students or want to explore the possibility of your collaboration with ISI, we’d love to talk with you. You can find out more about our mission, beliefs, principles, and vision here.