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.


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

July 4th BBQ was like a firework!
Jul 8 2018 - 9:50pm

Hi, friends!

Our July 4th BBQ was another great success! We had over 50 people attend, both International friends and American friends. I hope you all got each other's phone numbers or connected on Facebook so you can keep in contact! Watching the fireworks over the Charles River at the end of the night was a perfect way to end our party. I can't wait for our next event! Thank you for making this group a great success so far. I pray it is helping our interntional friends feel more connected in Boston. Bless you all!

Hilltop International Friends Monthly Lunches
Jul 1 2018 - 7:45pm

Hi, friends!

We're happy to announce that our monthly lunches will be on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11am - 1pm at 135 Western Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Please put this recurring event on your calendar and bring your international friends! Each month we will eat together for the first hour, and for the second hour we will share useful information on topics relevant to international people in Boston. We hope this time will be a valuable resource for you! Our first discussion topic for July will be: Public Transportation in Boston! Join us if you want to learn more about how to navigate around Boston! If you have a suggestion for a topic you'd like to hear more about, email us at international@hilltopboston.com

Have a great week!


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Email: international@hilltopboston.com