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Akron International Friendship

Strengthening links between Northeast Ohio and the world...




















Upcoming Events


Upcoming Crane Making:

Oct. 24th from 10 - 12 @ Angel Falls CoffeeShop

Oct. 31st from 10 - 12 @ AIF offices


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: