International Friends

Welcome!

International Friends offers help and friendship to our international neighbors. All nationalities are welcome. We offer many classes and activities in easy English, especially for international adults and children. One of our staff members speaks Japanese, and we have the ability to translate materials into Japanese, Korean, German, and Spanish when needed.

All the staff and team members are eagerly waiting to welcome our new friends and see our old friends again. We are so happy you will be with us. Have you arrived in America recently? Do you need information or some kind of assistance to begin your life here? Please call at 248-624-7676 ext.115 if we can help you in any way.
 

2020-2021 Registration Dates and Information

Our priority is to keep our staff, volunteers, and international friends safe.  Therefore all in-person classes will be following the most up to date Michigan mandates and CDC guidelines for COVID.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns (email is below)!

  • Registration for the 2020-2021 year will begin on Monday, August 17 at 12:00am (Michigan Time, EST).   
  • Classes begin the week of September 21, 2020.
  • Beginning on Monday, August 17 at 12:00am you can register by email, fax, or in person.
  • Everyone who registers between 12:00am, August 17 and 12:00am, August 18 will have an equal chance to be accepted into each of their classes.

Acceptance into class and the waiting list will be picked by a computer generated lottery, not by the time of day you registered. Each class you register for will have a separate lottery.

  • Any registration submitted after the first 24 hours, will be taken in order of the time it was received by us.
  • You will receive an email from us if you are accepted or on the waiting list for your class(es) by September 4, 2020.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us before August 17.

Email:  international.friends@st-matthew.org

Phone:  248-624-7676 ext. 115

Registration Dates and Information in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese - CLICK PDF iconHERE.

2020-2021 Registration: Class Descriptions, Kids Class Birthdates and Registration Form

2020-2021 Registration Instructions

2020-2021 English Levels and Childcare Information

 

2019 International Christmas Celebration

Please watch the video of our 2019 International Christmas Celebration:

Past Celebrations

Personal Help

Personal help is available for emergencies and special needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us.