Friday Dinner tomorrow

This Friday is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Nov 1st at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link). There is no parking allowed at the church but there is a deck nearby and street parking is often available further down Henderson St.

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.

After dinner we will learn a few common expressions Americans are using, and then we will enjoy connecting with others around our tables by sharing about our own cultural and spiritual backgrounds together, using some picture cards to prompt our conversations.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm!

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Friday Dinner this week, Oct 11th

Friday Dinner

Tomorrow is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Oct 11th 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. 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 your group will create and carve your own design. It is always a great sight to see all the pumpkins at the end! We will also hear a short analogy of how the physical process of carving the pumpkin reflects a spiritual reality/truth of Christianity. Bring your friends and join us for a fun evening together.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday before 6pm.

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Friday Dinner this week…..

Hello!

This Friday September 27th is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link). There is no parking at the church but there is on the street and a nearby deck.

International Friends’ delicious and free dinner this Friday starts at 5:55pm.  We will enjoy a fun, competitive, and challenging geography game.

We will also hear from a Fulbright Scholar teaching at UNC this year — Ndrao Faye from Senegal.  After sharing insights into his culture and personal story, those at each table will discuss the topic so everyone can get to know other international students at UNC.  Please join us!
We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm!

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Friday Dinner, Aug 30th

You are invited to our first free dinner of this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, tomorrow, Friday August 30th at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street).  (Google Maps link). There is no parking there but is available on the street or nearby deck.

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 a special guest speaker, Dr. Don Tyndall, Division Head and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the UNC School of Dentistry (recently ranked #3 in the world). Dr Tyndall will be speaking on “Making the Most of Your Experience as an International: Advice from a UNC Professor  and then taking questions afterward. Dr Tyndall is also our IF Faculty Advisor. You won’t want to miss it! Afterwards we will play a fun group game.

This is a great chance to meet some new friends and have a fun evening!

International Friends 2019 Calendar
Fall Semester Scheduled events

September 13 – Friday Dinner, 6pm
20-22 Discovery Weekend!
27 – Friday Dinner, 6pm

October 11 – Friday Dinner, 6pm
17-20 FALL BREAK

November 1 – Friday Dinner, 6pm
15 – Friday Dinner, 6pm THANKSGIVING theme
28 – (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 6 – Friday Dinner, 6pm
12/26 – 01/01 VISION Conference, Atlanta.

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Friday Dinner this week – NEW TIME

Tomorrow is our last free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday, April 19th at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link).

Due to another event at the church, our times have changed! Please try to get there at 4:50pm and dinner will be served right at 5pm. We will need to finish before 7pm and clean up and by out promptly. Like our last dinner, we will be meeting upstairs instead of our usual room.

Dinner will be served at 5pm and afterward we will recognize our friends who are leaving and we have a small farewell gift for them. We will then hear more about Easter, have some discussion and will end before 7pm.

If weather is an issue and you would like a ride to the dinner, please check with your friends, but if you can’t find a ride please email to UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com and we will attempt to arrange one for you. In the email please include your address and your phone number for text.

Parking note: If you are driving to the dinner, please do not park in the church lot behind the church. It will be closed and is needed for the church event that evening. Parking is available further up Henderson Street, at the Deck on Rosemary St and the Coates Building on Franklin St.

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Friday Dinner tomorrow, Baseball next week

Tomorrow  is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday April 5th at University Presbyterian Church.  Enter through the student center doors at 110 Henderson Street (1/2 block off Franklin Street) (Google Maps link).  For this dinner we will be meeting upstairs instead of our usual room.

Dinner will be served at 6pm and we will be enjoying Italian food! Lasagna, garlic bread, salad and more, it should be a great meal together! After dinner you will have the opportunity to hear the real life story of how one international student here came to America, initially opposed to things related to faith when she first arrived for grad school in New York, and had her life spiritually transformed with new purpose,  peace and joy. Next we will hear from IF’s Mark Vance on ‘Embracing the American way while in America’. He will discuss a sampling of American values that culture-learners will discover and embrace while they live in America. We will share discussion questions at the tables and will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or there are people who can give you a ride.

It will be great to see everyone, see you Friday before 6pm!

Spring Baseball with IF!  Come enjoy the beautiful spring weather and get to experience an American pastime – Baseball! Come join IF and see the UNC baseball team play next week, on Tuesday April 9th at 6pm at Boshamer Stadium on campus. We will have people there who can explain the game to you if you like. The Tarheels have had consistently good teams the last few years and are doing well again. If you have a UNC One Card you can get in free and brings some guests as well. Email at UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Friday Dinner this week

I hope you had a great Spring break! This Friday is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday March 22nd 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 and we will be enjoying the IF staff’s ‘Slow-cooker favorites’! Crock pots are a popular American way to cook and you will get to try multiple excellent dishes. After dinner we will be hearing from our own Msafiri Otonya from Tanzania, who is a Fulbright scholar at UNC! We will share discussion questions at the tables and will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or there are people who can give you a ride.

It will be great to see everyone again, see you Friday before 6pm!

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