International Friendship Outreach (IFO) is a ministry that serves international students who come to live or study in Central Arkansas. We are a large group of Americans, from local churches, who love international students and enjoy time spent with them. We would love to spend some time with you! We work closely with the local universities such as UALR, UAMS, UCA, and Hendrix to make sure that our internationals friends have a rewarding experience, both on and off campus. IFO offers opportunities for social and cultural interaction between American host and internationals - which are designed to encourage meaningful cross-cultural friendships. Hopefully this website will be a good resource for anyone planning to live or study her. If you are on Facebook, check out the IFO Little Rock and IFO Conway Facebook Group page for regular updates on events.
We are very excited about all the international students who will be studying in Central Arkansas this year. It's our desire that you have a rich and rewarding experience and that you will come to feel that Arkansas is your "home away from home."
Although living and studying in a foreign country is a great adventure, it can also be confusing and sometimes lonely. From the time that you step off the airplane in Little Rock, until the time that you say goodbye to Arkansas, we want to be your friend. In fact, we want to be your "forever friend."