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: Power of Presence takes you through the way simple being present where internationals are can make a difference.

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 these pages to get some practical tips on how to welcome them.

If you're planting a new ISM chapter, here are some useful suggestions.

We are excited to welcome Marc Papai as the next director of International Student Ministry. He brings 26 years of experience with Intervarsity, and during that time has always been committed to reaching international students. From leading a study with a Chinese student his first year on staff to advocating for ISM as a divisional director, Marc has consistently been involved in and shepherded international ministry. He will start as director beginning July 1 of this year. (read more)

ACMI 2014

Read highlights from this year's ACMI Conference in Atlanta, GA.


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

InterVarsity Leadership Institute

Cedarville, MI | 5 Jul - 1 Aug 2014


Port Murray, NJ | 26 Nov - 30 Nov 2014

Urbana 15

St. Louis, MO | 27 Dec - 31 Dec (2015)