Join ISC and enjoy the free resources we offer internationals
ISC is a friendship club for internationals all over the world, from every nationality, culture and religion. We are an official religious organization at Arizona State University, designed to help international students succeed. We believe our faith and hope is revealed when we serve others in love and invite you to join ISC.
ISC Offers a Wide Range of Free English Conversational Groups. Native English speaking volunteers enjoy meeting people from all over the world as they gather online and in person for English as Second Language (ESL) development. Some groups are specialized, like “Business English,” but most practice English helpful for living, studying and working in the US. Groups are online through the Zoom platform and in person at safe, convenient settings. Let us know if you have any special needs, many of our volunteers also are English Tutors.
ISC Home Groups are a Great Place to Make Friends. It is important to be connected in a caring “family” when you’re away from home so we have small “Home Groups” to help you. Meeting regularly at different times and places, all over the Phoenix area, you’ll enjoy life together as you eat, interact and have spiritual discussions centered around the Bible. Choose from ISC Home Group Details for the group best suited for you.
Led by loving volunteers and leaders, they will benefit too as you share your time and culture making your Home Group special. For more information on a Home Group near you, contact Charles 480.686-0561.
Improve your English and ask Questions at a Café. Drop in on one of our regularly scheduled Conversation Café times to connect with a native English speaker Host in a casual environment. You’ll meet new friends as you work on your English conversation skills. You can also ask the host questions about most anything (they will tell you if they don’t have the answer :). At a Conversation Café there is nothing to join, no homework, no agenda, just an informal chat with new friends that will brighten your week.
Learn to cook beyond a microwave and a can opener. ISC Tastebuds provides an interactive, in-person cooking class to help you feel more confident in the kitchen. Held at a home near the ASU Tempe Campus, you’ll enjoy learning as you do all the steps to create delicious dishes. Seats are limited and only for international students. Next classes offered: April 24th (Saturday at 4pm) – Learning on how to make Thai Green Curry with rice.
To register, or for more information on the next upcoming class, contact Kelly at 480.734.9808.
International Women’s Connection A relaxing place where ladies connect with other ladies from all of the world. We normally meet in an American home one Saturday each month from 11am -1pm during the school year. Enjoy brunch, visit, learn about American culture, and make a craft to take home. For more information, contact Tracey Boyle 480.296.4495
Don’t Survive, Thrive! Timely Tips to Manage Life’s Current Challenges: Tips from a Mental Health professional. Register here for access to the Zoom Event on April 29, 1pm PDT. After you register, we will send a zoom link. Share with friends, but please do not share zoom link on social media. (We will not share your information with anyone.)
If you are here with children, your family will love this group. We have a weekly, online group that will begin for the Spring Semester. Before Covid 19, we met weekly at a nearby facility that was perfect for family gatherings. We would enjoy a nice, sit-down meal and then adults would have a discussion group around a Bible topic and the children would have their own program with care provided. We also plan outdoor adventures with the opportunity to explore Arizona.
All internationals with children are invited to join us. You do not need to have a Christian background, all faiths are welcome. For more information, contact Heinz & Sharon Elsner 480.236-9266
Join African Students Forum as we meet monthly to encourage and strengthen one another. Our next gathering will be determined soon. We usually meet the second Saturday of each month at 4:00pm in C3 Building, 1034 S. Mill for a friendly meeting point and environment for student interaction, cultural exchange, spiritual encounter and more.
For more information, contact Emmanuel & Mabel Chijindu (from Nigeria) 480.248.5121
Explore Amazing Arizona with the ISC Club. We regularly plan exciting excursions to help you see and experience all that Arizona has to offer. In addition to Spring, Summer, Fall and Christmas Break, we plan day trips that could include hiking, culture, exploring and more. Some of the more popular adventures include the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Antelope Canyon, Camelback Mountain and Woods Canyon Lake. Due to Covid 19, our groups will be smaller and less frequent.
Grow with a mature professional leader. If you’re interested in growing personally and/or professional, consider connecting with an ISC Life Coach. Asking questions that will help you explore your potential, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop and grow in your strengths and weaknesses. Meeting regularly one-on-one, you’ll be challenged to identify and make positive life changes. Currently meeting online, fill out the Registration Form. Once registered, we will contact you with information regarding possible Life Coaches for your consideration.
Let us help you develop your leadership skills… TRUST – RELATIONSHIPS – UNDERSTANDING – EXCELLENCE Because of the pandemic this year we were online using Zoom for a high-quality, high-energy leadership conference. International students and scholars who aim to grow as leaders, both professionally and personally, will benefit from this conference. Stay tuned here for information regarding our next 2021 TRUE Conferences.
Discipleship is teaching/learning biblical precepts, while modeling and guiding others toward living righteously as followers of Jesus Christ. This should be a cyclical process—meaning once we are discipled, we are to disciple others, and so on. One of the most important characteristics of being a disciple (a student or pupil), is to develop an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ rather than just learning about Him.
Meeting regularly one-on-one or in a group with a mature Christian of the same gender, you’ll learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. For more information on groups currently meet online and in person, contact Charles & Tracey 480.686.0561
Let ISC be the first to greet you in Arizona. ISC has lots of trust-worthy volunteers and staff who are willing and able to pick you up at no cost when you arrive for the first time at Phoenix International Airport. Our desire is to help you feel welcomed and get settled for school.:). Register today for an airport pickup upon arrival in Phoenix.
ISC also is able to help you get settled into your new home. We have volunteers, including people with trucks, who can help you get the items you need so you’re able to be safe, comfortable and ready to begin school. Contact us if you have any special needs.
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