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"Lord, when did we see you a stranger and invite you in?" 
-Matthew 25:38

THE WORLD AT OUR DOORSTEPS

God loves the foreign-born, international visitor or immigrant who studies, works and resides among us.  We desire to be a community that welcomes both newcomer and neighbor to experience the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. By doing so, we fulfill God's calling to love all people, regardless of nationality or heritage.

 

Upcoming Dates

For Internationals

Open Enrollment Begins
TUE OCT 2, 2018

For Hosts

Orientation | OCTOBER

Cannot wait? Email us.

What is Global Friends?

Global Friends is an opportunity for members of the Park Street community to welcome and extend hospitality to internationals, with an authentic love that God exhorts his followers to show to to all people, regardless of language, culture or religious background (Leviticus 19:33-34). Global Friends hosts and internationals form new friendships within the Park Street community, share life and culture, and have fun while becoming God's blessing to one another. Global Friends accommodates busy lives of participants, who choose the best times, days of the week, and places to meet and nurture friendships.

 

What Global Friends Say...

“One of the things I enjoyed most about my Global Friends experience was sharing meals. I invited my Global Friend to share Thanksgiving with our family, and she enjoyed not only the food, but also the opportunity to spend time in an American home. She later invited me to her apartment for a wonderful, traditional meal and was so excited to share a piece of her culture with me!”  

    ~a volunteer speaking about her experience with Eriko from Japan

For Internationals

internationals at PSIF

Internationals from all nations of the world are students in our English language program, participants of the Park Street International Fellowship and members or regular attendees of Park Street Church.

For Hosts

Hosts are members and regular attenders of Park Street Church who share God's desire to welcome internationals into the communities of Park Street and metro Boston.  These volunteers are caring, patient and open-minded hosts who commit to developing new friendships.

Activities

family camp

Global Friends choose how they spend time together.  Check out the variety of activites and venues that internationals and hosts can experience together across Boston, surrounding communities and northeast region.

FAQs

frequently asked questions

Have a question?  Read through answers to several frequently asked questions about the program, participants and activities of Global Friends.

questions?

See if we have an answer to your question on our FAQs page.

Contact the Global Friends Leadership Team at [email protected]

Contact Pat Chen, Director of New Initiatives to Internationals, Ext. 215.