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Akron International Friendship

Strengthening links between Northeast Ohio and the world...










Upcoming Events

9/13 – Global Village Festival of Greater Akron

9/13-9/14 – One World Festival – Cleveland

9/28-10/3/2014 - China Week at The University of Akron


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AIF is hosting Global Ties US speaker and author Dr. Sherry Mueller.

At 11:30, in The University of Akron's Student Union Room 335 she will be giving a lecture entitled "It is Not a Small World After All" Navigating Your Job Search in a Tight Economy.

At 2:00, in The University of Akron's Honors College Common Room she will be having a workshop "Workshop: Working World: Global Employment Opportunities"

For more information about this or other China Week events please contact or 330-972-2013

or visit Confucius Institute China Week


About Sherry Mueller, PhD: Ties U.S. has partnered with Sherry Mueller, Ph.D. to offer our members an exciting opportunity to increase community awareness of your organization, attract new and potential partners, and connect with young professionals. Sherry, who headed Global Ties U.S. from 1996 to 2011, has agreed to make herself available toGlobal Ties U.S. members to participate in local events to discuss her book, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, Second Edition.

Co-authored with Mark Overmann, Working World is an engaging guide for cause-oriented people to begin or enhance a career in international affairs. This dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional addresses issues that recognize the rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events.


Global Education

Know Your Community - Know Your World

KYCKYW is a global education initiative designed to bring international and community members into school class rooms to better understand countries, cultures and religions around the world and in their own back yards. By exposing students to real life social studies we enhance their learning of 21st century skills and global competencies, so they can be an engaged member of the global economy.




Looking for Host Families for the

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters

Akron International Friendship hosts several delegations sent by the US State Department, as well as helps Inbound Internationals find temporary housing as they settle into life in Akron. Some stays are a few days, while others maybe for a week or two. Anyone interested in being a host family or if you know a family that would be interested please email us at or call the office at 330-972-8296



Thank you for visiting the website of Akron International Friendship!

Whether you are a new or old friend, international or local resident or
guest, we are pleased to welcome you as citizen diplomats. We offer a special welcome to international guests who are making
Akron their home for a few days, a semester, a year or for life.

We hope that you find our website and the information provided to be
helpful. If you would like further information or to discuss how you
could be involved we encourage you to contact us.

Best Wishes,
Michelle Wilson
Executive Director


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Contact Information:

Akron International Friendship

233 Quaker Square
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 


Michelle Wilson Executive Director: