Tuscaloosa International Friends


Are you an international student wanting to learn more about U.S. (and Alabama) culture while making new American friends in Tuscaloosa? Then click on the “Student Application Form” to the left.

Are you a local Tuscaloosa area family or individual who wants to befriend international students? Then click on the “Family/Host Application Form” to the right.

Who We Are

Founded in 1972, Tuscaloosa International Friends (TIF) is a community organization dedicated to providing opportunities for international visitors to learn more about life in Alabama and the United States and for local residents in the Tuscaloosa area to learn more about other cultures. TIF sponsors picnics, dinners, parties, and a friendship family program.

What We Do

The purpose of TIF is to match international students with local families and individuals in the Tuscaloosa area. To help with that, TIF hosts four big events each year: a Welcome Party, the UA President’s Reception, a Potluck Dinner, and the Spring Picnic.

UPDATE: In lieu of our annual TIF Welcome Party this year, TIF is hosting a Furniture Giveaway for international students on August 22, 2020. Click here for more details.

Contact Us

Tuscaloosa International Friends

P.O. Box 21302
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402


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