International Ministry

Welcome to Ames from around the world!

English Classes

Mondays & Thursdays at 10:00-11:15 AM, beginning August 28

Classes meet at Christ Community Church. These free English classes will help you develop your conversational English and connect with other internationals. 

Contact Nancy Foote

Coffee, Tea, and English

Fridays, 4:30-6:00 PM, beginning August 25

In Gerdin Lobby Café on the Iowa State campus. A fun, relaxed atmosphere where you can converse with people informally and continue to develop your English skills. American Iowa State students and community members join you to help make your transition to Ames easier.

Contact Marilyn Reedy

Friday International Student Hospitality (FISH)

One Friday a month at 6:00 PM

At the *Memorial Lutheran Church. Attend and meet international students from all over the world! Another opportunity to meet friends, practice the language and enjoy a variety of foods! The first Friday of every month a different country hosts and prepares a meal from their home land.  Cost is $3 per person or $7 per family.

See the Friday schedule here

*Memorial Lutheran Church is located across from the Memorial Union on the corner of Lincoln Way and Lynn Ave.

International Partners

Four couples at Christ Community Church partner with us to connect with people from around the world. They are able to help you find the groups and activities that interest you, allow you to meet new people, connect with other internationals, and practice your English.

G.P. and Nancy Foote  Contact

Ryan and Laura Jensen  Contact


Al and Elaine Cox  Contact

Gary and Marilyn Reedy  Contact 


Available opportunities include:

Family groups which explore Christianity [Tuesday and Thursday nights]
Bible study in Mandarin Chinese [Friday nights]
African fellowship
English Classes [Monday & Thursday mornings]
Coffee, Tea, and English conversational practice [Friday afternoons]
Meals, movie nights, trips, personal Bible studies, and more!

Our vision and approach to ministering to internationals, right here in Ames, Iowa.

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