Who We are

Network of Nations (NofN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that links Northern Illinois University (NIU) and community internationals with each other, and with volunteers from churches in the DeKalb Co., Illinois area.

Our Mission:

Building bridges of love and friendship between internationals and community churches.

Our Vision: 

Internationals in our community will consistently experience and enjoy God’s personal love for them as local churches join together to provide genuine care, friendship, and spiritual encouragement.

Many internationals face the challenges of cultural adjustment, language difficulties, isolation and loneliness. Approximately 1300 international scholars and students along with their families are enrolled at NIU every year. NofN is committed to extending hospitality and practical assistance, and offering them a caring community for friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

Network of Nations serves internationals from over 120 countries, many of whom return to places of influence within their communities and countries. Many continue the personal relationships which began here.