What we do

We are a Christian charity seeking to grow friendship and faith with international students in the UK & Ireland.

Over 450,000 international students study at UK universities and some 550,000 come to study English in language schools. 

We want to give as many as we can a great time in the UK, chances to experience real local culture, and opportunities to hear the Christian message. Our activities are open to those of all faiths and none.

We equip churches and volunteers to serve, minister, and engage with international students, caring for them holistically. We also organise a range of social events and activities for international students to be a part of.

We operate in 40 university towns and cities across the UK, and have over 70 staff workers befriending and supporting international students. 

We are a registered charity in England and Wales (1094095), and in Scotland (SC 048838).

I cannot thank God enough for Friends International. Friends International has truly been a blessing in my life."

Priya, India

Impact of the Work

International students each year...

1 +

Are connected with us


Participate in our Hosting Scheme


Attend our English language groups or classes


Take part in our Bible studies


Join the Philip Project Course


Make a faith commitment

Registered Charity Address:

The Rowan Centre,
All Nations Christian College,
Easneye, Ware,
SG12 8LX

If you would like to read our statement of faith, click here. Friends International is affiliated with Global Connections and the Evangelical Alliance.