We have students from across the globe, including Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, England, Germany, South Sudan, France, Cambodia, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Kuwait, & many other places! Join us as we connect & welcome internationals to journey together in faith & friendship here in Memphis.
Global Friends Memphis
We are an international welcoming community based through The University of Memphis on a journey together in faith & friendship. We hope you can become our Global Friends family.
Monthly Global Dinners
Every culture has a common connection point: FOOD. At our monthly Global Dinners we provide that perfect connection point for many different cultures to come together to share a meal & hopefully connect with a new friend. We strive to always meet in a warm & hospitable American home. This enables students to enjoy our culture while learning about a new family.
We are invited to all the international student orientations on campus to share who we are & what we offer to students. Abas (from Nepal) is pictured here representing Global Friends. Welcoming international students is what we do best here at Global Friends Memphis.
What better way to become close friends than to go on a trip together? We have annual Fall retreats & Spring camping trips. This enables students to grow closer as a community & have once in a lifetime opportunities to experience fun & create unforgettable memories together.
We enjoy having fun together playing games & getting to know one another.
Volleyball is one of many sports we like to introduce & play as a team. If you’re into sports or want to learn contact us & we’d love to organize a sports day!
Friends Across the Globe
Global Friends isn’t just a safe & welcoming international community here in Memphis; we have Global Friends in other parts of the globe who travel back home but never forget their experience while in Memphis.
Click HERE to see a 1-minute video of our friend Dorina, who was apart of Global Friends & now has moved back to Germany.
Click here for a 1-minute video from our friend, Kimberly, who is from Leticia, Colombia.
Global Friends Host Family
Coming here to the states can be overwhelming & daunting. To be without your family & most of your comforts can feel strange & lonely. We’re here to help! We want to connect each student struggling with these issues to be welcomed by an American host family. They will reach out & invite you to join their family for holidays & be a home away from home.