Our culturally sensitive and concerned staff and volunteers are reaching out to thousands of the more than 1.3 million international students who study in the United States each year. These students, separated from family and friends, often feel lonely and isolated and are unsure about how to relate to America’s culture and its people. Sadly, many international students are never invited into an American home. Many miss the opportunity to have an American friend.
ISI works closely with international student advisers and other college and university officials to help students. We offer friendship to any student, regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference. ISI staff and volunteers are working on 677 campuses across the country to orient and acquaint international students to their new home and cultural experience.