The Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS) sponsors a number of programs that encourage friendship between international students and Atlanta families and individuals. Below are two programs to which international students at Emory may be interested in applying.
The Amigo Program
In the Amigo Program, international students and scholars are assigned to Atlantans who are interested in intercultural learning and sharing. The Atlantan will contact you via e-mail, mail or phone, invite you to share a meal together, invite you to an event in the community, and any other mutually agreed upon activities. This official relationship will last from September to May of each academic year. However, often the friendships which develop last a lifetime and bridge the distance between countries and cultures.
Christmas International House
Looking for something interesting and exciting to do over winter break? Christmas International House is your ticket for meeting new people, visiting another area of the United States, and experiencing the celebration of Christmas in a different culture. From December 18, 2012 to January 2, 2013, students and scholars are hosted by 24 programs in 24 cities in 14 states. Programs differ in type, size, and demographics, so find the one that is right for you. Space is limited; apply today for your first choice placement. Applications accepted now through November 15 or until all programs are filled.