ISM – First to Welcome

ISM seeks to serve and connect internationals to campus life and a welcoming community, introduce them to Jesus in a respectful and loving way, and encourage them to grow in leadership and in their spiritual lives following God in their home country and around the world.

Did You Know?

You have international students on your campus and in your chapter. Explore this site to learn how to connect with and reach them! Contact us with questions.

Featured Study

These five studies look at different stories in the Bible, breaking them down for those who don't know much English. They have reflection questions and vocabulary help.

Starting ISM

Learn how to reach international students on your campus! Starting ISM: Navigating Differences is a video that takes you through how conflict may arise in cross-cultural situations and what to do about it.

IFES World Student Day

Each year, the 154 IFES movements around the world—including InterVarsity in the U.S.—join together for World Student Day. On Friday, October 17th, we are going to be praying with one another, for one another, and for campus ministry around the world. Sign up to pray!

God & Culture

Why do you think there are so many cultures in the world? What does God think about them? This 6 part series goes through different passages relating God and culture.

Getting Started With ISM

If you want to bring more internationals into your chapter, check out this series of four videos on welcoming international students, dealing with conflict, introducing them to Jesus, and building a missional community.

Resources Abound

Don't forget to visit the InterVarsity store for great resources for new international students! We have you covered on everything from welcoming t-shirts to booklets on crossing cultures.

IFES World Student Day


Life After Returning Home

Read about a UC-Berkeley student's reactions to returning home after a year in the US.


Leadership Is Tricky

“Right after I became a Christian was when I needed help the most.”

Upcoming Events

Voice of the Nations

Macon, MS | 10 Oct - 12 Oct


Port Murray, NJ | 26 Nov - 30 Nov 2014