International Student Ministries

Who We Are

International Student Ministries (ISM) is a community for international students and those who love them to find home away from home and provide an opportunity to ask the deeper questions in life. Are you an international student looking for a genuine friendship? Are you looking for an authentic community to learn about Jesus and grow in faith? We are here for you! 

We are part of the InterVarsity family at Cal. We meet weekly online for fun games, discussions, and Bible Study. We will also plan for other fun get-togethers as the situation permits. Everybody is welcome regardless of nationality, language and beliefs. 

Our Vision

A community for international students to feel a home away from home and experience the love and hospitality of Christ.

Thursday Connections

Thursday Connections is a weekly online gathering for international students with meals, fun games and discussions about culture, life and faith. We welcome everyone from any background, religion and nationalities. Students are from Japan, China, Thai, Mexico, Congo, Korea, Canada and more! 

If you are looking for a community that cares for each other and sharing lives by having fun together, learning about each other’s culture, there is a place at the table for you! We also deliver meals for special occasions so stay tuned! 

WhenThursday 7-8PM (PDT, UTC-0700) *for detailed and updated information, please visit our Instagram @ism_ucberkeley

WhereContact us for a Zoom link!

Weekly Bible Study

For those interested in learning more about Jesus or growing in faith, we meet weekly for Bible study. We use an inductive method to study the Bible and learn both from the text and from each other. 


  • Bible Study in Japanese Wednesday 3:30-5PM (PDT, UTC-0700)
  • Bible Study in other language TBD *contact us which language you are interested in joining or leading!

WhereContact us for a Zoom link!

Follow Us at @ism_ucberkeley