About Us

Global Friendship Ventures (GFV), a nonprofit organization, supported by at more than 22 area churches, is made up of individuals, and families working together to reach out in friendship to international students. Through activities, service, and friendship, we have the amazing opportunity to engage future world leaders in meaningful conversations where ideas and faith are respected and explored. Our organization welcomes and helps to orient international students to their new surroundings, providing practical assistance with transportation, housing and furnishings. They are invited to social and community events to connect them with American families and other new international friends. For those who are interested we offer opportunities to explore the gospel of Christ.