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Friends International

Friends International(Edit)
Type: Agency

Where they work

Northern and Western Europe

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Affiliations and accreditations

Growing Friendship and Faith with International Students in the UK and Ireland

Students from almost every country in the world come to the UK. Over 450,000 international students study at UK universities and some 550,000 come to study English in language schools. 

Friends International seeks to give these students an enjoyable time in the UK by giving them opportunites to experience real local culture and to hear the Christian message. Our activities are open to those of all faiths and none.

We equip churches and volunteers to serve, minister, and engage with international students, caring for them holistically. We also organise a range of social events and activities for international students to be a part of.

We operate in 40 university towns and cities across the UK, and have over 60 staff workers befriending and supporting international students. 

We are a registered charity in England and Wales (1094095), and in Scotland (SC 048838).