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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Friday Dinner this week

This Friday is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Feb 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.  We will be having a home cooked meal of Chili and cornbread (including a vegetarian option) and we will end by 8pm so you can catch the bus home – or there are people who can give you a ride.

After dinner we will be playing ‘Speed Friending” which has been really popular in the past. We talk about love on Valentine’s Day (February 14), but what is it really and what is it not? Next we will hear from John Sorrell (IF staff) talk about love and then participate in some interesting table discussions about love from different perspectives!

We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm!

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No Friday dinner this week

We just wanted to remind you that we are NOT having a Friday Dinner this week, contrary to the typical schedule. Our next Friday dinner is on Feb 15th. Thanks!
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Intl Dinner, Friday 1/18/19, 6pm

Welcome or welcome back!

Whether you are new at UNC or you are continuing on, we are glad you here! We hope you had a good holiday and we look forward to another great semester together.

You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by UNC International Friends tomorrow 6-8pm,   Friday 1/18/2019 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.

Our home cooked 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 fun get-to-know-you game and a thought provoking short film, followed by discussion at your table. Should be a great evening! We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm!

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Last Friday Dinner this week

You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by UNC International Friends this week 6-8pm,   Friday, 11/30/2018 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.

Dinner will be served at 6pm and dessert afterwards.  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 the Christmas Story in word and art and discussing together.

Should be a great evening! We look forward to seeing you Friday before 6pm! 

 

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Friday Dinner this week

Friday Dinner

This Friday is our next free Friday International Dinner for the semester hosted by UNC International Friends, Friday Oct 26th 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! 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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EQ Workshop, Oct 6 & 7th

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Can you name your strengths as a leader? Can you articulate what makes you stand out as a good friend? Whatever these qualities may be, they likely have to do with emotional intelligence (EQ)! We invite you to explore these qualities at our Two-day Interactive EQ Workshop where you can develop strengths and identify & build up the areas you want to grow.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eq-workshop-fall-2018-unc-chapel-hill-tickets-48966438937

To learn more: www.theeqworkshop.com

Check out this article about how EQ is an essential skill for leaders!

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Friday Dinner this week

Welcome back, Hope you have had a good summer!

You are invited to our first free dinner of this year, hosted by UNC International Friends, this Friday August 31st 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 a special guest speaker, Dr. Don Tyndall, Division Head and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the UNC School of Dentistry (recently ranked #2 dental school in the world).  Professor Tyndall is also our IF Faculty Advisor.

The topic for our IF Friday Dinner is, How to Maximize Your Experience as an International: Advice from a UNC Professor.   After his 15 minute talk, we will have 30 minutes of thought-provoking discussion at each table.

This is a great chance to meet some new friends and have a fun evening!
We have 2 new exciting opportunities for you this fall!

Discovery WeekendFri-Sun, Sept. 21st-23rd

You are invited to Mountain Top Youth Camp in Pinnacle, NC for Discovery Weekend! This weekend will provide the opportunity to hike, sit by a campfire, rappel off the side of a mountain, participate in high and low ropes activities, build friendships, learn about different cultures, and discuss spiritual matters. A nationally known speaker and author, Dick Purnell, will be giving a series of talks entitled, “Maximizing Your Life.”
Cost: $60 (includes food, lodging, and all activities)

Register by going to: https://goo.gl/forms/LPrqj1JWlZ5nzgJL2

Questions: UNCinternationalfriends@gmail.com

EQ (Emotional Intelligence) WorkshopSat-Sun, Oct. 6th-7th

Did you know that 58% of success is due to EQ and only 42% to IQ? Join us for an interactive weekend workshop that provides a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence, which includes skills like emotional self-awareness, conflict resolution, and understanding different personality types. This workshop is not about a transfer of information, but about transformation. Our goal is to create growth experiences which challenge participants to engage EQ areas like communication, listening, and stress management. We want to see you achieve the success in your work, home, and relationships that you desire.

Register by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eq-workshop-fall-2018-unc-chapel-hill-tickets-48966438937

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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 students on their spiritual journey.

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

 Questions? Email us at: uncinternationalfriends@gmail.com

International Friends at the Lake

Sat, Aug 25th – 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

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- August 31st, 6pm to 8pm

2018 Friday Dinners: Aug. 31st, Sept. 14th, 28th, Oct. 12th, 26th

Nov. 9th – Thanksgiving Dinner,  Nov. 30th

Discovery Weekend

Fri-Sun, Sept. 21st-23rd

You are invited to Mountain Top Youth Camp in Pinnacle, NC for Discovery Weekend! A nationally known speaker and author, Dick Purnell, will be giving a series of talks entitled, “Maximizing Your Life.” This weekend will provide the opportunity to hike, sit by a campfire, rappel off the side of a mountain, participate in high and low ropes activities, build friendships, learn about different cultures, and discuss spiritual matters.
Cost: $60 (includes food, lodging, and all activities)

Register by going to: https://goo.gl/forms/LPrqj1JWlZ5nzgJL2

2-Day EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Workshop

Sat-Sun, Oct. 6th-7th – 9:30am to 5:30pm

Did you know that 58% of success is due to EQ and only 42% to IQ? Join us for an interactive weekend workshop that provides a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence, which includes skills like emotional self-awareness, conflict resolution, and understanding different personality types. This workshop is not about a transfer of information, but about transformation. Our goal is to create growth experiences which challenge participants to engage EQ areas like communication, listening, and stress management. We want to see you achieve the success in your work, home, and relationships that you desire.

Register by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eq-workshop-fall-2018-unc-chapel-hill-tickets-48966438937

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