Who We Are

Hilltop International Friends (HIF) seeks to provide community and practical support for international people living, working, and studying in the Boston metro. We have monthly community lunches, social events, outings to popular tourist spots in Boston, and much more. We are here to help you feel at home in Boston!

How We Can Help

Are you unsure how to use the subway? Have you been invited to dinner at a co-worker's house, and you aren't sure what to bring? Do you want to improve your English? Are you wondering how to survive winter in Boston? We are here to help you with these questions and much more! Future events will cover the following topics:

  • Shopping in Boston
  • How to use public transportation (subway, bus, taxi)
  • US Holidays and what they mean
  • Improving and practicing your English
  • Understanding business culture in the US
  • Understanding university culture in the US
  • How do I do my taxes?
  • Surviving Winter in Boston


Have a suggestion? Send us an email: international@hilltopboston.com.

Upcoming Events

The Boston Tea Party Re-enactment

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108

"Join us on Sunday, December 16, 2018 to celebrate and re-enact the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution—the Boston Tea Party! Presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Boston’s most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and dramatize the evening of December 16, 1773." Read more here: https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/boston-tea-party-reenactment

Note: This event is free to the public for those who want to stand outside of the Old South Meeting House and enjoy the festivities, but you can purchase tickets to sit inside the Old South Meeting House and also sit in a reserved seat across from the Tea Party ships. Let me know if this is confusing or if you have questions!


Thanksgiving Dinner
Dec 2 2018 - 5:09pm

Hi, friends! We had a really great time at our Thanksgiving meal - we had 32 people! Check out some of the photos here. 

We can't wait until next year!


Check out our October Newsletter!
Oct 12 2018 - 5:24pm

Hi, friends!

Our October Newsletter is here: https://mailchi.mp/9936c3c44da1/october-news-hilltop-international-friends

Please read to find out what events we'll be having next month. Hope to see some of you at lunch tomorrow!


Michelle and team

Freedom Trail Tour
Sep 22 2018 - 4:52pm

Hi, friends! We had a great time on our Freedom Trail Tour. The weather was perfect, and no one got lost! If you missed the tour, and you want to walk it on your own, check out the official Freedom Trail website: https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/ Let us know if you have questions about the Freedom Trail or any of the historical sites along the trail. 

Have a great weekend!


Michelle and Team

Join us for our next lunch and get a free book!
Sep 3 2018 - 12:06pm

Hi, friends! Our next lunch is this Saturday, 9/8. All iternational friends who attend will receive a free copy of Welcome to Boston, 17th edition: A Guide for International Newcomers, a valuable resource if you're new to Boston. If you can't join us, but would like a copy, you can purchase one on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1719170355/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

Hope to see you this weekend!


Michelle and team

Sign up for updates

Want to get more involved with Hilltop International Friends? Sign up to our email list.

Follow us

Click here to follow us on Facebook

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you! We make an effort to get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: international@hilltopboston.com