International Student Friendship Program

Did you know that 70% of international students return to their countries without ever visiting an American home?  We provide an opportunity to remedy this problem, UMSL Chi Alpha's International Student Friendship Program.  

We have "Discovery Meetings" where you can get more information.  Coming to this meeting does not mean you are committing to involvement.  It only means you are getting more information before deciding if you want to join.  However, attending this meeting is required to participate in this program.

This program does not involve you living with an American friend.  You meet with them only once per month to learn about each other's culture and develop friendship.  Some Discovery Meetings are in the Fireside Lounge of the Millennium Student Center (MSC).  Click here for a map of MSC 

See brochure below.

Discovery Meeting Times Spring 2018 (choose one meeting)

Thu January 11   11:00 am fireside lounge msc 2nd floor

Thu  January 11    1:15 pm fireside lounge msc 2nd floor

Text or call Cecile or Bryan at 314-485-9125 if you can not find us and/or see map below (click here for map)

At Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship you will find many nations represented.  International students are welcome!


More information about how we serve international students 

Students hold up their flags at the Mosaic Conference.  You can see more information about Chi Alpha conferences here.

We realize that traveling to a completely different culture and listening to lectures in a 2nd language presents unique and sometimes overwhelming challenge.  We serve the international community by helping students have a positive experience in the USA.  We also provide an opportunity for everyone to learn more about Christianity, and we also respect everyone's right to choose their beliefs.

We are an integrated group of American and international students.  We have several nations represented in our group from year-to-year--including the USA.

The Bible says that many people from every tribe and nation will be in heaven.  We are blessed that Chi Alpha is a small reflection of that!

Fireside Lounge Location