Getting settled

Arrival Assistance and Hospitality for New Students

Moving HelpComing to a new country can be challenging, confusing, and sometimes frightening.  It’s common for internationals to experience a variety of emotions ranging anywhere from excitement to anxiety.  IFO would like to help you navigate through this process.  To begin with, we would love to have one of our Friendship Families to meet you upon your arrival at the airport and take you to your apartment or dorm.  If you would like, we can offer you temporary housing for one to three days, at no expense.  This is helpful especially if you have not arranged permanent housing.  If needed, we can also arrange for someone to take you shopping to purchase groceries or household items to help you get settled.


Getting SettledWe will be happy to help you in any way we can. We are eager to provide assistance to you! Just click one of the e-mail links below and send us your request:

Transportation to grocery and other stores
Other request or need
Read a Testimonial from an international friend about experiences with IFO.

Friendship Partners

This is a great way to have an American friend who will share time together with you. More Info…

Ongoing Activities (to Help Get Acclimated to Arkansas & the USA)

Once you get settled in Little Rock, you may take advantage of a number of our ongoing activities: We provide opportunities for weekly Friendship Lunches; at certain times of the year you can enjoy Holiday Hospitality; you may participate in an International Bible Study; or enjoy special parties and dinners. More Info…