Karibu, bienvenue, salaam, bienvenido!


Welcome to the Bismarck Global Neighbors Website! Thank you for your interest. At Global Neighbors, we like to call you our "new neighbor."


Perhaps you have just arrived in the United States as a refugee. Perhaps you came over on a visa to work in North Dakota. Maybe you have lived in the US most of your life, and are new to Bismarck.


However you came here, we are glad to have you. Your presence enriches our whole community, and we want to help you thrive and feel at home! 

How we can help you

Our mentor program matches you or your family with an American volunteer who can help you with English, school work, applications, culture, getting to know North Dakota, and driving. This person is like a tutor and friend, who wants you to be successful in America.


In return, you can help your American friend learn about your own culture and story, and help us to be a more welcoming community.

There is no cost to have a mentor. They can come to your home, or meet you in the community. You can request a man or woman to be your mentor. Your American mentor agrees to see you one time every week for six months. You can stop at any time.

Are you ready to sign up? Click here:




Or fill out the application below and send to bismarckglobalneighbors@gmail.com 

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My mentor was so helpful! She helped me with English, and now my English is much better. She even took me and my kids to the zoo, the fireworks, and invited us for Thanksgiving dinner! It is so nice to have a friend in America. -R.M, Iraq

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