Since 1992, our nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Hospitality Center has been sharing the love of Jesus through hospitality first to Chinese and now all international students and their families who arrive in Minnesota on university campuses. We are a local community of volunteers, generous donors, partners, churches, students, corporations, and staff who are committed to the good of international students.
We welcome international university students arriving in the Twin Cities We pick up students from the airport, we host them in our homes during their time of transition, we organize an annual Welcome Picnic, and we provide practical resources such as welcome gifts, help with English, and small household items.
We connect students to the local community and Minnesota We offer programs which give a platform for friendships to form, students to find a “home away from home,” and authentic communities to develop. Some examples include enjoying meals with volunteers in their homes, Celebration Meals, friendship partners, and hiking.
We invite students to explore Christianity We provide opportunities for interested students to discuss life, faith and worldview. These conversations happen naturally as friendships between students and volunteers flourish. We also have an ever-open invitation for students to attend bible studies, various workshops and church services.
We support students who graduate and transition into the workforce Whether students decide to remain in the U.S. or head back into the global community, we are here to support them. Practically this looks like airport drop offs, reverse culture shock conversations prior to departure, prayer, and helping them network locally or abroad.
Our Matching Campaign
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The Hospitality Center
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Education, Health, International, Faith, Children & Family, Community, Volunteer, Travel