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The International Family Network

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with open eyes." - Jawaharlal Nehru

Welcome to William & Mary!

The Office of International Students, Scholars & Programs extends a warm welcome to you! The International Family Network (IFN) provides support to W&M's international community. In particular, IFN is an important resource for the family members of our international students, scholars, faculty, and staff.

At IFN, you can meet new friends and talk with members who have been through the experience of leaving their home countries and overcoming the challenges of being in a new place. Members are eager to guide you in creating your new life at Williamsburg. You can get information about housing, child care, local activities, volunteering opportunities and many other topics. It is our hope that your time at William & Mary will be an enriching one.

For more information, please contact Mona Starman. We would love to hear from you!


Programs and Events
Weekly Events

Events are held every week and take place at different locations in Williamsburg. Our events have included trips to Colonial Williamsburg, an Alpaca Farm, Yorktown beach, Williamsburg Winery, bowling, mini-golfing, local parks and much more. Come join the fun! Children are always welcome.

American Culture & Conversation Club

Practice speaking English in a friendly and comfortable space! The club meets once a week. Please contact Mona Starman to register for the club.

International Potluck

Once a month, join us as we celebrate great food, friends and community. Bring a favorite dish from your home country to share!

Guide to Living in the US

The IFN Handbook [PDF] has helpful tips on finding childcare, things to do locally, etc. Looking to improve your English? Please refer to our English Language Resources page.