Who Are We?

Connexions International (CXI)

In the 1970's Christian volunteers began tutoring international students, scholars, and their families in English. This volunteer initiative grew into what is now Connexions International. In 2006, CXI was incorporated as a non-profit ministry and its mission has expanded to include English classes, cultural events, and activities. Relying on volunteers from churches in the Twin Cities, Connexions' vision is to see God's grace transforming the world through the internationals we serve.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work together in ministry with international students and scholars and their families to:

  • Cultivate international relationships and friendships,
  • Conduct English language, cultural and Christian programs that offer value to internationals,
  • Connect with churches and ministries involved with international ministry, and
  • Continue to encourage internationals who have moved to other communities or returned to their home countries. 

Organizations We Partner With:

Hospitality Center for Chinese
China Outreach Mission
Stadium Village Church


What can you do to touch the life of even one of the thousands of international students and scholars coming to Minnesota each year? 

Join us by volunteering or donating!