Internationalisation @ Home (I@H) subordinate welcomes all international students to the University of the Free State (UFS). We encourage you to make good use of our online chat groups, email addresses, and phone number during the time of COVID-19 so that we can assist you virtually. I@H staff is standing by to serve you, especially during this uncertain time.


The UFS recognises the critical importance of developing its students’ international and intercultural competencies through Internationalisation @ Home. It adopts a vision whereby each student will in future have an international experience during their UFS studies. The university realises this by promoting and organising intersectional celebrations of cultural diversity. 

Achieved through:

  • Focusing on the informal curriculum of UFS students.

  • Building and strengthening relations with relevant stakeholders that would assist in realising this goal.

  • Developing activities infused with an intercultural dimension so that international learning opportunities are presented within the local domestic environment.

  • I@h activities provide a cost-effective way of ensuring that UFS students get an international experience without necessarily taking part in exchange programmes.

There is fun to be had while you are an international student at UFS. I@H strives to make your experience engaging and entertaining through cultural events, information about local activities, and more. We will be arranging virtual activities during the pandemic, so make sure to take a look at our social media accounts to stay updated.

The staff at I@H loves to learn about our students' cultures, and we hope to hear your story while you're here. We are thrilled to have you as a part of the UFS community.

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