International students to thrive in the United States
International students in community and life beyond studies
International students to grow personally and spiritually
-Is there a God? Can I know him?
-Can I experience forgiveness?
-Is there life after death?
Ben & Aleyamma Joseph
Friends of Internationals was formed out of my own life experience. I came to the United States in 1970 right after high school with hardly any knowledge of the English language. Many hurdles to overcome-- a new surrounding, a new language, new food, new everything! I felt very lonely and very lost.
In 1983, I gave up my career and moved to Tempe to start this organization to be a help to the international community at Arizona State University.
We are here to connect with you and be friends. We have helped many students and we hope we can be a help to you, too!