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The International Link


Serving international students and families who have come to the Augusta, Georgia, area for academia, research or military training

 

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The International Link


Serving international students and families who have come to the Augusta, Georgia, area for academia, research or military training

 

Please scroll down to learn more

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Who We Are


Who We Are


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Learn English


Learn English


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International Military


International Military


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Help us share the Story

In order to improve the quality and timeliness of out ministry’s story, we are moving into the digital realm. Instead of stuffing and stamping envelopes, we will be sending our stories to your email boxes. Providing your email address will enable us to improve our communications to you

 
 

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NEW Location! New Day of the Week!

Due to the growth of our program at Augusta University we are changing locations to 1st Presbyterian Church of Augusta. In downtown and close to the campus, we are getting more room and a vastly better teaching environment. Our first class day for 2019 will be January 10th.

Events


Events


Click below to explore events and activities held year-round in the Augusta area. Events and activities are made possible by generous support and resources from our many church partners.

 

English Language Bible Studies

"Dinner and Discussion"  meets every week, all year on Fridays, 6:30 - 9 p.m., in an American home.  We offer internationals English-language Bible studies for both men and women. We first have dinner together. After dinner we read and discuss a short story from the Bible.  This is an opportunity to make friends, to learn about the Bible and to ask questions in a relaxed, casual environment.

Click here to learn more !

International Military Student Dinners

Usually the third Saturday of every month, these home-cooked meals are for International Military Students (IMS) at Fort Gordon. This is an opportunity for IMS to experience American hospitality and learn about American families, homes and culture. These meals are usually held in private homes, with the goal of allowing American hosts and international military students to meet each other and begin developing friendships. Click here to learn more !

To sign up to attend the next IMS dinner Click here.

Partner


Partner


The International Link is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. Many churches in the Augusta area support IL by volunteering time and services, hosting events and giving financially. These churches represent a broad spectrum of Christian traditions yet we share the common desire to glorify God by showing Christ’s love to international guests in our midst. 

For New Volunteer Application process and forms see below.

Opportunities to Get Involved

There are several ways you can support our ministry. Whether you serve by teaching English, being a Conversation Partner, donating furniture or money, or by simply attending our outreach events and providing fellowship and friendship to international guests, all forms of service are appreciated and needed to fulfill our mission of showing Christ's love to the international community. You can serve in the following ways. Contact us if you want to get involved.

  • Teaching Conversational English through our various ESL classes. Our next ESL teacher training: To be announced. If you are interested please CONTACT BETH: beth.gore4@gmail.com.

  • Becoming a Conversation Partner or a Friendship Partner

  • Participating in an American International Fellowship dinner, a monthly opportunity to visit with our international friends

  • Hosting or attending an International Military Student Dinner, monthly dinners welcoming military officers from other countries

  • Leading or attending a Bible Study, weekly English-based studies of basic concepts of the Bible

  • Helping provide food once a quarter for the Bible Study on Friday evenings

NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  

New volunteers must complete ALL 3 of these components in order to become an official International Link Volunteer.

1. IL Volunteer Application  This is a new feature on this website.  If it gives you problems please contact us.

2. New Volunteer Training (see above for next training event)

3. A background check

 

Financial Donations

IL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies entirely on financial donations. The majority of financial donations come from interested individuals and churches. Whether you are able to make a one-time donation or give on a recurring basis, your support is crucial to the continuation of Link’s ministry. For all gifts, a receipt will be promptly supplied for tax purposes.

There are several ways you can make a donation.

For financial accountability, IL finances are reviewed monthly by our board treasurer and annually by Jones, Jones and Davis LLC, accounting firm.

Automatic Monthly Donations by Debit/Credit Card

Contact us if you would like to set up recurring donations and we will assist you in providing the necessary authorization to donate on a monthly basis.

One Time Donation by Debit/Credit Card

 

Please contact us and we will assist you in providing the necessary authorization one time donation.

Donation by Check

Checks should be made payable to The International Link and mailed to:

The International Link
P.O. Box 211011
Augusta, GA 30917

Gift-In-Kind Donation

Please contact us if you would like to make a gift-in-kind donation.

 

Contact


Contact


How can we help you? Contact us if you...

  • will arrive in Augusta or Aiken soon and need a free airport pickup from the Augusta Regional Airport.

  • need help purchasing a car.

  • need help purchasing insurance.

  • need help obtaining a Social Security card or Driver's License.

  • need help finding an English Language (ESL) class or Conversational English partner.

  • would like to be paired with a Friendship Partner.

  • are interested in an international Bible study group.

  • would like to learn more about the Augusta or Aiken areas.

You can fill out the form below, email Martin Click directly, or give us a call.  Like us on Facebook to keep up with what's going on at IL!

 

Phone

706-760-4152  (This is a google phone number.  It takes several seconds to connect through to Martin's cell phone. If Martin is unable to answer immediately, please leave a message. He will respond as soon as he can. We want to serve you.)

Mailing Address

The International Link
P.O. Box 211011
Augusta, GA 30917
 

 
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About Us


About Us


 

History & Mission

The International Link (IL) is a nonprofit Christian organization that seeks to serve international guests in the Augusta, Ga. area through various outreach, education and service programs. 

 The International Link was born in 2002, as a nonprofit organization serving international visitors who come to our campuses for study, research and military training. Today IL exists as an interdenominational Christian organization that works in cooperation with many local churches to serve international guests in the Augusta area. We currently serve internationals who attend the following campuses:

  • Augusta University
  • Georgia Military College
  • Fort Gordon
  • Paine College
  • Aiken Technical College
  • Augusta Technical College

If you are not in the Augusta area, we can refer you to similar organizations on other campuses in the USA, Canada and the UK.

 

Financial Support

IL is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies entirely on the financial support of individuals, churches and corporations. If you would like to contribute to IL, please visit our Partner page.

 

Our Church Partners

The following churches or Christian organizations either formally partner with IL or are represented by members who volunteer with IL. We are thankful for our church partners who support us by giving of time and resources.

  • Augusta Chinese Christian Fellowship
  • Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church
  • Curtis Baptist Church
  • Fairview Presbyterian Church
  • First Baptist Church of North Augusta
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • The Hill Baptist Church
  • In Touch Community Church
  • Lakemont Presbyterian Church
  • National Hills Baptist Church
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • Stevens Creek Baptist Church
  • Warren Baptist Church
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

Click here to view our Statement of Faith.

 

Board of Directors

The International Link is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the community who provide direction and oversight for the organization. 

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Robert Spessert

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.)

Fort Gordon Staff and Command School 

 

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Martin click

Supply Chain / Logistics (ret)

First Presbyterian Church

 
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Beth gore

Editor

First Presbyterian Church

Dr. Jim Grayson

President

Professor of Business Administration

Augusta University

First Presbyterian Church

 
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Masaki chiba

Associate Pastor

Fairview Presbyterian Church