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Welcoming International Students.​

Building Friendships.

Learning Together.

About RUF-I

Living far away from home can be really difficult, especially when you are facing the challenges of a new culture. Reformed University Fellowship International (RUF-I) is a student organization at The University of Texas at Dallas that seeks to welcome international students and scholars. We understand how important your studies are, but we also know you came to the U.S. for more than a degree! We want to help you experience the local community and culture, develop lasting friendships with people from all over the world, and learn about the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.

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Dinner and Discussion

Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM

Begins September 7

This a great way to meet American volunteers and other international students and scholars. Every Thursday, we have dinner (vegetarian and halal options are always included) and a Bible discussion together! Conversations are respectful, intellectually stimulating, and friendly. We will be on campus in various locations, so email us for more information! We'd love to have you join us!

International Student Bible Study

Continuing Fall Semester 2023

We hope you see how amazing God's grace truly is and grow in understanding and living in union with Jesus Christ. Whether you are a Christian seeking to meet other believers on campus and study the Bible in deeper ways or you are curious about Christianity and want to learn more, anyone is welcome to join us and learn together. 

Holiday Parties, Group Outings, and More!

We have many events both on and off campus throughout the year!

These happen every month. 

Picnics, Pumpkin Carving Night, Thanksgiving, Christmas Parties, Lake Days, and More! This is a great way to meet local American volunteers and other international students on campus. It's also a good way to explore parts of Texas and traditional American holidays!

Big Howdy

Airport Pickups, Parties, and More

We are a part of the Big Howdy at UTD. Need an airport pickup? Furniture? Want to join our welcome party?

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Hailey Tarbell

Campus Staff

Hailey is thrilled to work for RUF-I at UTD and meet people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds. Hailey and her husband, Erik, moved from Southern California to DFW in December 2021. They are expecting their first child in October 2023!

Hailey and Erik enjoy coffee, reading, being outside, snow sports, exploring various foods and recipes, and spending time with friends and family.

Hailey would love to hang out with you on or off-campus! Feel free to reach out to her!

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This website is published by RUF-I at UT Dallas, a registered student organization. This website is not an official publication of UT Dallas and does not represent the views of the university or its officers. The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University. Students with disabilities needing special assistance to attend please call (972-883-2946). Texas Relay Operation: 1-800-RELAYTX.

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