Welcome back to UNC! Whether this is your first time in America, or you are a seasoned UNC student, we are glad you are here and have lots of great things planned to help you make the most out of your time in the USA! Here are some events coming up:
Campus Tour and Franklin Street Hang Out
Wed. Aug 22nd, 7pm, Belltower
Meet at the Belltower at 7pm for a campus tour led by some seasoned UNC students. Learn everything from the best places to study on campus, where to print for free, where to get football tickets, where to see free movies on weekends, and all the cool places to go on Franklin Street. After we will go to Franklin together to get ice cream and hang out. Great chance to make friends after your first day of class!
Come with us to the Hoedown Square Dance and Picnic hosted by UNC student organization Cornerstone. What’s a Hoedown? It’s an American folk dance most popular in the rural South (also called square dance). It’s tons a fun and a very unique cultural experience that only comes around once a year! There will be barbeque pork, beans, sweet tea and other traditional southern food and dance lessons. Bring your camera and join us for an unforgettable night! For transportation, meet at the ATMs near Davis library on Raleigh Rd at 5:30pm. Ticket prices are $8 in the Pit til Thursday (look for the Cornerstone Hoedown table) or pay $10 at the event Fri night. Ticket includes dancing and food. Email UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com to sign up!
Cookout at Jordan Lake
Sat. Aug 25th, 10:30am-3pm, Jordan Lake, NC
Join us for a day at the lake and a chance to make a lot of new friends, both international and American! We will meet at the ATM machines on Raleigh St near Davis Library at 10:30am on Saturday and drive 20 minutes to the Lake. Cost is $5 for the lunch we will have together (hot dogs, chips, etc). Transportation is provided, but spaces are limited, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Free Friday Night Dinner
Fri. Aug 1st, 6-9pm, School of Public Health Atrium (Hooker Building)
Join us for the semester’s first Friday night dinner for a free dinner and American culture seminar. After dinner discuss topics, such as “How to Relate to American Professors,” “How to Make Friends with Americans,” and other practical tips on succeeding during your studies in America. A great place to make new friends! The Hooker Building is located near the Health Science Library on South Columbia St.