When I was in college, I had a lot of friends that were international students. I loved spending time with them, learning about their culture, and introducing them to mine.
That was, in a large part, due to the influence of College Heights Christian Church, the church that I called home while I was in college. This church loved people from around the world and tried as hard as they could to welcome them and make them feel loved.
That was important. Statistics during that time showed that over seventy percent of international students never entered an American home and even less ever checked out a church service.
College Heights connected international students with American families, taught English to refugees, and took international students on camping trips, but the Goat Roast was always my favorite day of the year.