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About TIF

Our Mission

Our Mission

Tuscaloosa International Friends (TIF) fosters cross-cultural connections between international students and Local Friends, enriching experiences and promoting understanding while celebrating diversity and building bridges that transcend borders.

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Our History

Since 1972, Tuscaloosa International Friends (TIF) has been dedicated to fostering cultural exchange between international visitors and Tuscaloosa-area residents.


Through picnics, dinners, parties, and our local  friendship program, TIF has provided enriching opportunities for individuals to learn about life in Alabama and the United States while celebrating diverse cultures. As we look to the future, we remain committed to promoting understanding and friendship across borders.

Be a part of something bigger; start your cultural journey today. 

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Start your cultural journey today!

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