Will You Reach Out?

God has brought the world to our doorstep! More than one million international students come to the United States seeking higher education each year. We have the unique opportunity to reach more than 1,000 future national leaders, and their families, during their years of study at Old Dominion University. These students come from over 100 nations!

When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own.
—Leviticus 19:33-34

How will they be treated? What impressions will they take home about America? Can you imagine they might be interested in knowing an American? Do you realize many of them have many questions?

Our Mission

Reaching the world, one student at a time.

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Global Friendship Ventures

Learn about who we are, what we do, and how we serve international students.

The Globe Building

The Globe

Aside from housing for 58 students, the Globe is a hub for the entire effort to support international students in Hampton Roads.

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Global Student Friendship Ministry

This award-winning organization serves students at Old Dominion University as well as other institutions of higher learning in Hampton Roads.