International Friends

Welcome!

International Friends offers help and friendship to our international neighbors. All nationalities are welcome. We offer many classes and activities in easy English, especially for international adults and children. One of our staff members speaks Japanese, and we have the ability to translate materials into Japanese, Korean, German, and Spanish when needed.

All the staff and team members are eagerly waiting to welcome our new friends and see our old friends again. We are so happy you will be with us. Have you arrived in America recently? Do you need information or some kind of assistance to begin your life here? Please call at 248-624-7676 ext.115 if we can help you in any way.
 

COVID Protocols for International Friends

We will follow all the most up to date Oakland County and CDC Guidelines in order to keep everyone safe.  Please see as follows.

International Friends will:

  1. Take the temperature of everyone entering any building we have class;
  2. Ask the COVID related screening questions;
  3. Social Distance (6 feet/3 meters) within the buildings;
  4. Have hand sanitizer readily available;
  5. Regularly sanitize restrooms and all common use areas (door handles, chairs, clipboards, etc.).

Because of COVID protocols we cannot offer any beverages.  Please bring your own beverage with a lid. 

Snacks for you only are okay.  If you want to bring snacks for a group, they must be pre-packaged individually wrapped.

Please bring your own mask. 

All buildings and areas used by St. Matthew International Friends meet and exceed the CDC guidelines for proper air exchange.  Also the filters used in the air systems exceed the CDC guidelines for filtration.

For Child Care Protocols, please CLICK HERE.

Online/Hybrid School Help Desk LIVE Events

We are here to help!

If you are doing Online or Hybrid School with your child(ren) and need to ask some questions, have some issues, need support, or just want to learn more, this is the place for you!

We will be having a Help Desk LIVE event on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 4:00pm via ZOOM.

Please PDF iconCLICK HERE to meet the hosts of the Help Desk LIVE event.

Please CLICK HERE to register* and submit questions** for the Help Desk LIVE event.***

*We will only send the ZOOM invitation to those who register.

**All Questions submitted will be discussed anonymously at the LIVE event. 

***Questions submitted by Noon (12:00pm) Sunday, September 20 will be discussed during the LIVE event.  Questions submitted after that time we will answer by email.

If you cannot join the Help Desk LIVE event, but still have questions, issues, or need support, please email us anytime at OnlineHelp@st-matthew.org.

 

2020-2021 Registration Dates and Information

Email:  international.friends@st-matthew.org

Phone:  248-624-7676 ext. 115

2020-2021 Calendars

2020-2021 Registration: Class Descriptions, Kids Class Birthdates and Registration Form

2020-2021 Registration Instructions

2020-2021 English Levels and Childcare Information

 

2019 International Christmas Celebration

Please watch the video of our 2019 International Christmas Celebration:

Past Celebrations

Personal Help

Personal help is available for emergencies and special needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us.