Reformed University Fellowship International (RUF-I) is a community of international students at Columbia University. With over 14,000 international students from over 100 countries, Columbia is very diverse! In that context, RUF-I exists to create a welcoming place for students to make friends across cultures and thrive together in New York City. As an organization, we are an arm of the Christian church that seeks to extend the love of God to people who are far from home. We hope that as an international student, you will experience hospitality and have an opportunity to explore faith and spirituality with us, no matter your background.
As part of the Christian church, we believe that Jesus has welcomed us into fellowship with God simply because he loves us, and in RUF-I we hope that you will have a chance to experience this same fellowship.
In RUF-I, you will find fun events where you can make new international friends, opportunities to connect with Americans who live in NYC, and time to explore Christianity and the Bible with others.