Upcoming Events

  • Make an international student’s month end on a high note by donating bags of candy and/or delivering a goodie bag to their door in full costume!  This is more than giving away candy.  We have offered students an opportunity to surprise and serve their friends with a seasonal activity we hope will make them smile.

    Candy Donation Drop Off

    *You do NOT need to register to donate candy
    Please deliver candy donations (unopened bags, with ingredient labels intact) by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 26 to:

    Lifespring Christian Church
    Non-Profit Office (room next to main office)
    1373 Galbraith Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45231

    The building is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-4:30PM.  Someone will be there longer on Tuesday, October 26.

    If you cannot drop off the candy during those times, please text Jim Gifreda at 513-314-3601 with your availability.

    Goodie Bag Delivery Details

    Register to choose your availability in 30-minute time slots.  Choose as many or as few slots as you want and are able.  All deliveries will be in the UC area (Clifton campus).  A day or so before your chosen time slot we will contact you with information about making your deliveries.  This is an opportunity for you and your whole family to dress up and have fun bringing joy to some international students!

    Wednesday, Oct 27 ~ 5PM-8PM
    Thursday, Oct 28 ~ 12PM-8PM

    Sign Up to Deliver

  • My boss is really hard to please. I’m not sure what I can do differently.
    My classmate just can’t focus on the details! How can we work together?
    My roommate gets frustrated with me, but I’m really not sure why.

    Would you like to improve your relationships, manage your time better, be more motivated, make wise decisions under pressure, and express your emotions in a healthy way?

    These are all related to Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and we are privileged to have guest speakers from Global Leadership Partners (GLP) who will provide world-class training on EQ.


    This event is free for you but you will have the option to purchase a t-shirt.  Your role in this event is to participate along with the students.  You will have an opportunity to accompany a student to their mentoring session, if you desire.

    Sign Up

  • Thanksgiving Day is a superb opportunity for you to show God’s love by sharing your traditions with international students. In addition to sharing your Thanksgiving meal, you will need to arrange and possibly provide transportation for the students who will join you.

    Note:  UC is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated by November 15.  See this link for further information about COVID-19 / IFI / The University.  IFI Cincy recommends:

    • 10 or fewer people total at your dinner
    • no guests from outside the greater Cincinnati area (some exceptions may apply)

    This is a very popular activity for students since it is a uniquely North American holiday, and many past participants have developed life-changing friendships during their Thanksgiving experience.

    If you have an international friend that you would like to invite to your dinner, you will have an opportunity to give them early access to sign up.

    Time of meal is according to your schedule. Please provide us the time of your meal when you register.

    Thank you for your interest in being a Thanksgiving Host with IFI Cincy!

    Sign Up to Host

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