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.


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

Checkout our August Newsletter!
Aug 26 2018 - 3:11pm

Our August Newsletter is hot off the presses:


Have a great week!

Michelle and team

First Newsletter is Out!
Jul 16 2018 - 6:07pm

Hi, all! Our first newsletter is out. You can read it here: https://mailchi.mp/8ab0a981d663/hif-july-newsletter

Click on "subscribe" at the link to stay up to date on all things HIF!


Michelle and team

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Email: international@hilltopboston.com