Ron and I have been volunteers with International Students Inc. for many years. ISI’s mission has been to help over 800 international students who come to UNM every fall assimilate into Albuquerque. ISI helps students find housing, set up banking and phone accounts, provide furniture and household items for their dorms or apartments.
Once a week, Ron and I gather with a small group of internationals, provide and meal, have great discussions, and play games. We know how it feels to land in a completely different culture and our goal is to provide friendship and to make the transition to the US less stressful.