About Us

International Friendship Outreach

Having Fun!(IFO) is a local ministry offering opportunities for social and cultural interaction between Americans and internationals who study, work, or live in the central Arkansas. We also sponsor a number of social events, outings, and day trips during the year to make your time with us fun. We have found that IFO brings people together creating forever friendships. We not only serve internationals within Little Rock, Conway, and Russellville, we serve international students on five different college campus’. If you are living or studying in Conway, check out IFO Conway for opportunities in that area.

“A friend loves at all times” Proverbs 17:7
Making FriendsWe want to be that kind of friend!

We assist internationals in getting settled in the Central Arkansas area and provide access to free maps, brochures, and visitor’s guides;

We present on-going opportunities to learn about American Culture and to work on English Language Skills;

We encourage friendships between internationals and Americans by hosting a variety of fun activities and events throughout the year;

We offer voluntary opportunities, to those who are interested, to learn about and consider Christian beliefs.

Although we are a Christian organization, it is not necessary to participate in any religious activities we offer in order to take part in any events, or to receive our assistance and services. We offer all events and assistance to you freely and unconditionally.

How to Contact Us

Joshua Kwekel (Courtney), Director
International Friendship Outreach
Phone: (616) 450-9280

E-mail: KwekelsIFO@gmail.com


More International Students Coming to USA

“The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years, increasing by ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year. This strong growth confirms that the United States remains the destination of choice in higher education. The United States hosts more of the world’s 4.5 million globally mobile college and university students than any other country in the world…”