Community Friends of International Students (CFIS)

This community support group, with nearly 200 members, works with I-Place to provide many programs and services for international students and their families. Community Friends of International Students (CFIS) supports programs such as the annual Welcome Picnic each August, a Holiday Party each December, the International Festival in the spring, as well as field trips, programs for spouses and families of international students, and our Conversation Partners Program.

The CFIS Board of Directors meets monthly to plan events, establish and evaluate budgets, and work on membership development — among many other tasks. One of the most important ways CFIS makes a difference in international students’ lives is through their dedication to serving as host families for newly arrived international students. Community Friends play a vital role in welcoming students to the United States and helping them adjust to their new lives at The Claremont Colleges.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Friend, please contact International Place for more information: 909.607.4571. If you would like to become a member or donor to Community Friends, or if you are a current member of Community Friends and would like to pay your household membership dues, you can click the “Donate” button below and pay by credit card or debit card on our Paypal account. The following amounts are guidelines for donors:

$40 – Contributing member
$100 – Sustaining member
$150 – Patron
$300 or more – Benefactor


CFIS newsletters in PDF format  (This requires Acrobat Reader)

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter