InterFACE (iFACE) Ministries – the face of international friendships – is a nonprofit educational, Christian organization which networks international students and scholars with culturally sensitive Americans who enjoy cross-culture friendships and the open exchange of ideas.  Getting to know Americans in your new community can be a major challenge.  International students can count on iFACE to be a trusted source of friendship and help.

Here in Nashville we want international students to feel welcomed and cared for. Our staff and volunteers are Christians committed to serving the international student community. International students and scholars will tell you that we are the kind of people who show God’s love in action, rather than just talk about it.  We all appreciate the kind of friend who is willing to look after our best interests. This is the goal for you in every iFACE activity.

As a Christian organization, iFace advocates purity of motives, clarity in purpose, and honesty in intention. Our philosophy is to encourage mutual dialogue, as summed up in the words from the Bible, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” All iFace activities are open to international students, scholars, and their families regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference.