Last Intl Dinner, Friday Dec 1st, 6pm

You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by UNC International Friends this week 6-8pm,   Friday, 12/1/2017 at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) and go downstairs. Click here for a map.

Arrive by 6pm to be entered into a drawing for a FREE meal at the Med Deli on Franklin Street.

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for our Christmas dinner and a chance to say farewell to those leaving us in December. If you are leaving this semester we have a small gift for you, so please let us know at the dinner. After dinner we will be hearing some A Capella from UNC’s Psalm 100 (sample here on YouTube) and then hearing about Christmas from IF’s own John Sorrell!

We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm! 

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International Friends Thanksgiving Dinner, Friday Nov 10th

International Friends Thanksgiving Dinner

You are invited to the International Friends Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner! It will be on Friday Nov 10th, starting at 6pm at University Presbyterian Church near Franklin Street. Enter through the Presbyterian student center door at 110 Henderson St. and go downstairs. Click here for a map. Afterwards, we will have a Thanksgiving program.

A local church will be providing all the traditional foods: turkey, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, bread, and of course lots of pumpkin pie and apple pie! It will be a delicious feast and a chance to learn about this famous American holiday! Dinner is free.

So we know how much food to prepare, please RSVP!

Space is limited so each adult needs to register individually so we can keep a count. Children can be registered with one of their parents. If you are unable to attend after registering, please notify us by email (UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com) so we can give the spot to someone else.

To RSVP click here: https://goo.gl/forms/c9uuJK0ezxqnKWzd2

See you before 6pm!

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9/27 Friday Dinner, Nov 4th Hiking

Friday Dinner You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, this week Friday Oct 27th at Chapel of the Cross on Franklin St.  Please note this is a different location from most of our dinners, across the street from UPC next to the planetarium. The address is 304 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Google Maps link).

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a prize. We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for traditional pumpkin carving! This is always a favorite night with students and a chance to take part in this American Fall tradition. We will have a pumpkin for each table and then you will create and carve your own design. It is always a great sight to see all the pumpkins at the end! Bring your friends and join us for a fun evening together.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

Hiking at Hanging Rock

International Friends is going hiking! Come join us on Sat Nov 4th to see Hanging Rock State park with the Fall foliage and then some waterfalls. We will provide the transportation and be your guide. Cost is $20 per person. For registration go to :https://goo.gl/forms/TFgWPjaoaVKKrVKD2

We will leave Chapel Hill around 8am and return before 7pm. Bring a lunch and we will eat at the top of Hanging Rock and see the changing leaves for miles around. Afterwards we will take a short hike to some waterfalls. Bring money for dinner as we will stop in Greensboro and eat together on the way home. Any questions please email UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com.

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Friday October 13th – Friday Dinner

– You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, on Oct 13th at University Presbyterian Church. Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link). Dinner will be served at 6pm. If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a prize. We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us to hear about The Quandary of Culture: Becoming at home when changing worlds. – Mark Vance was born and raised in Brazil. He works with international students as an International Friends’ staff member at UNC, but Mark experienced being a stranger in the foreign land in which he grew up – Brazil. He will offer tips from his experience on learning to adapt or fit in to American culture. After our speaker, there will be discussion at your table. We also play a fun game. We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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International Dinner, Friday 9/15

You are invited to our next free dinner this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Sept 15th at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link).

Dinner will be served at 6pm.  If you get there before 6pm, you will be entered in a drawing for a  prize.  We will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or get a ride with someone there.

Please join us for a special guest speaker, Wes Tubel, Executive Director of Hope Counseling Services. Mr. Tubel will discuss stories about how people respond when they live for the approval of others. You won’t want to miss it!  We will also play “Speed Friending”, a fun “get to know you” game.

This is a great chance to meet some new friends and have a fun evening!
We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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Welcome International students!

Welcome International Students and Scholars!

Welcome to UNC! We are glad you are here!

SERVICE, SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL

International Friends is a UNC student organization whose passion as Christians is to welcome international students to America, help ease their transition, create opportunities for cross-cultural learning and friendship, and be a resource to interested students on their spiritual journey. All international students are always welcome regardless of background.

Free Friday Dinners, Conversation Partners, American Home dinners, Bible Discovery Groups, outings and more!

To indicate what interests you and sign up for our email notifications please go to: http://tinyurl.com/IFcontact
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International Friends at the Lake!

Sat, Aug 26th – 8:30am to 2:30pm

Come with us to beautiful Lake Jordan and relax after a busy first week and meet some new friends!

  • New Friends!
  • Rides provided
  • Includes Cookout for lunch, Games, Swimming

Cost is $5 per person, pickup is at the UNC ATMs on Raleigh St (behind Davis Library) at 8:30am.

Register by going to: http://tinyurl.com/IFJordanLake

Questions? Email us at: uncinternationalfriends@gmail.com

Friday International Dinners!

Enjoy a free meal, meet other international students and Americans and enjoy a fun or helpful program all with a welcoming environment!   Our dinners are just north of campus at University Presbyterian Church off Franklin St. Please enter through the Student Center doors at 157 Henderson Street.

First Friday Dinner- September 1st, 6pm to 8:00pm

2017 Friday Dinners:

Sept 1st, 15th, 29th

Oct. 13th, 27th

Nov. 10th – Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 1st

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Friday Dinner, 4/14/17

You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by UNC International Friends, 6-8pm this Friday (4/14/2017) at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street). Please invite your friends!

Please arrive before 6pm to be entered in a drawing for a prize! Dinner will be served at 6pm and afterward we will enjoy some Easter candy, some Easter music and a short talk about the first Easter. After table discussions, we will end before 8pm for everyone who would like to catch the bus – or get a ride with someone there.

Hope you can come!

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