There are many ways for international students, scholars and their family members to meet people and become involved with the community. Here are some suggested contacts to help:
There is a wide variety of religious organizations and facilities in the Atlanta area. If you are interested in connecting with others who share your faith, the Emory Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life (also available at 404-727-6226) can help.
International Spouses Group
This group meets weekly at Emory and is sponsored by a community volunteer, Ms. Christina Dondero. She may be reached at 404-918-7248.
Emory Women's Center (404-727-2000)
Offers a library, counseling services, and sponsors a number of events each year focusing on women’s issues and interests. Phone: 404-727-2000
ISSS collaborates with the Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS), in which members of the metropolitan Atlanta community come together in an organization aimed at introducing international students and scholars to Atlanta and its people by bringing them into contact with Atlanta families in the AMIGO friendship program, an annual bus tour of Atlanta and the Welcome Reception that celebrates all international students and scholars at Atlanta colleges and universities.
Volunteer Emory is a program of the Office of Student Leadership & Service that facilitates service opportunities and social justice work for Emory students, faculty, staff and alumni. Volunteers are welcome to help in various projects.
Volunteering in Atlanta
There are many organizations in the Atlanta area that would welcome international persons who wish to volunteer. ISSS recommends the following two organizations:
Hands on Atlanta is an organization that will match your skills with volunteer positions available.
The Georgia Mutual Assistance Association Consortium (GMAAC) needs volunteers to support refugees and children. You may contact them at 404-299-6646.