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Welcoming Internationals in Birmingham

BIO is a ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. For over 40 years, Briarwood has been involved in outreach to international students and scholars in the Birmingham area. We are a Christian ministry and provide a broad range of programs and services for international students and scholars at local universities.

We love internationals and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and for you to learn more about our work here. Over the years we have had the privilege of encountering, ministering to and learning from internationals from a rather wide variety of cultural backgrounds, countries of origin, religious beliefs, lengths of stay in the U.S., English language capability, and interests!
We have a tremendous group of volunteers and staff who work with us and we anticipate our future opportunities with internationals.
Our Programs & Services For You

Shopping Trips to Walmart Supermarket

We provide rides for international students and scholars at UAB to go to Walmart on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month (see our calendar). We meet at 11:00 am outside the entrance to the Sterne Library on 917 13th Street South. Please sign up by Friday 5:00 pm before the trip on the following day, by emailing intlshoppingtrip@gmail.com
  Shopping Trip
Visiting an American Home

Would you like to visit an American home? We want to welcome you to America by welcoming you into an American home. We would be honored to meet and get to know you over a dinner meal. Click here to sign up and to get more information.
  Visiting an American Home
Friday Night Dinner, Fellowship, and Bible Discussions

Join us for a home-cooked meal, social time, and Bible discussions every Friday. We meet at Annís home on 4409 Briar Glen Drive from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. If you need a ride from the UAB area, please meet at 6:15 pm outside the entrance to the Sterne Library on 917 13th Street South.
Friday meeting :)
International Sunday Fellowship

Come join us for a time of fellowship and Bible teaching on Sunday mornings at Briarwood Church on 2200 Briarwood Way. We meet from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
Briarwood Church