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About International Friends

International Friends is a Christian effort to welcome international students, scholars and their families to the U.S. It is sponsored by International Friendship Activities & Cultural Exchange (InterFACE) Ministries and some local churches.


I.F. programs and activities are open to internationals and their families from any nation or religious background


International Friends has been providing program activities since 1986 in Columbia, Missouri.


Our Purpose


  • We want to serve visitors to our nation and extend a hand of welcome, so your stay in America will be a positive one.
  • We want to have relationships with internationals that foster mutual learning and understanding.
  • We want to foster an exchange of beliefs and values, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance of the inidividual.

If you have any questions about International Friends please contact:


Craig or Shirley Colbert

1205 University Ave., Suite 1900

Columbia, MO 65201

(678) 203-6914 or (573) 864-8393