Thursday, January 12, 2017

Intercultural Friends


A site for International Students and Scholars: University of Penn and Drexel: Philadelphia
IMPROVE IN: AMERICAN SOCIAL SKILLS, IDIOMS, GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN CULTURE 

Ski Trip Feb 18 click here for details. 


ENGLISH CHATS and BIBLE DISCUSSIONS

Intercultural Friends** offers free classes & discussions which will begin Thurs. 1/12/17.  The following Free English classes are for any International student, researcher, or his/her family member.  Bible Discussions are for Internationals from any faith or cultural background and are usually multi-national.  English Bibles or texts are provided for all participants.  Although participants can benefit most from attending all classes throughout the semester, new students are welcome to join at any time during the semester.

Tuesdays starting 1/17/17 
·         4:00-5:30PM; English chats rogerw33@verizon.net ; Topical Chats & light dinner with Americans: Room 301 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.  Call ; Roger 215-964-3563
·         5:30-6:30pm; Bible Discussions over light dinner  rogerw33@verizon.net   Understanding the Logic of the Bible.  sharing your insights is encouraged; Room 301 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.  Call ; Roger 215-964-3563
 Wednesdays starting 1/18/17
·         2:00-3:00 PM; English Class;  rogerw33@verizon.net ; Idioms in Current News Stories; Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room ; Call: Roger 215.964.3563
·         3:00-4:00 PM; Bible Discussion;  sarahivcf@verizon.net : Discuss Jesus’ Last Conversations with his Friends; Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room; Call; Sarah 215-300-2164
·         4:00-5:00 PM; English Class;  sarahivcf@verizon.net  ; Individualized Pronunciation tutoring through reading “This Date in History”; Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room; Call Sarah 215-300-2164
Thursdays starting 1/12/17 1st week in room 301
·         12:00-1:15 PM; English Class: sarahivcf@verizon.net ; American Culture & Vocabulary; Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 313; Call Sarah:  215.300.2164
·         1:30 PM-2:30 PM; Bible Discussion;  sarahivcf@verizon.net ; Compare Bible stories to Everyday life; Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 313; Call Sarah 215.300.2164
Fridays starting 1/20/17
·         7:30-9 PM; Small Group Bible Discussions: Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF)  pgcflead@yahoogroups.com (variety of formats); Houston Hall room 314 http://dolphin.upenn.edu/pgcf/  


Intercultural Friends** offers free classes & discussions which will begin Tues. 9/6/16.  The following Free English classes are for any International student, researcher, or his/her family member.  Bible Discussions are for Internationals from any faith or cultural background and are usually multi-national.  English Bibles or texts are provided for all participants.  Although participants can benefit most from attending all classes throughout the semester, new students are welcome to join at any time during the semester.

Spring 2017 Activities to will be posted soon. Below are some of the things we recently did. 
Scroll down to see details of each event 
Or for other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com
 or our calendar at http://goo.gl/eAYzNJ
      


Fri. 12/9; 7:30-9:00pm – “Christmas Party with American Grad students”
Sat. 12/10; 10am-1pm Learn to bake Christmas cookies  
Sat. 12/10; 2:30-6:30pm:  Christmas Concert  
Tues. 12/13;  5-7pm - all classes Christmas party & Potluck  
Sat. 12/173:30-8:30pmVisit Outdoor Living Nativity Show  
Sun. 12/18: anytime 4-10pm  Christmas tree decorating & Traditional  Christmas Caroling and Party;  
Sun. 12/25 - anytime between 1pm -9pm:  Classic Christmas Movies 
Scroll Down for more Information on each event

Fri. 12/9; 7:30-9:00pm – “Christmas Party with American Grad students” Join American and International graduate students to sing traditional Christmas songs, play games, gift exchange (bring gift valued at less than $5), bring food to share, & enjoy lots of scrumptious holiday snacks.
WHERE: room 314 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.

Sat. 12/10; 10am-1pm Learn to bake Christmas cookies;  Learn how to bake and decorate several different recipes of Christmas cookies - ingredients will be provided.
WHEN:  Sat. 12/10; begin baking at 10:00am
WHERE:  home of Sarah 3722 Baring St. (about 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St.)
Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net  RSVP appreciated if you want to come

Sat. 12/10:  2:30-6:30pmChristmas Concert with full choir and orchestra:  FREE transportation provided
WHEN: Sat. 12/10; meet at 2:30pm return to university area at 6:30pm (concert 4-5:30pm
WHERE:   Church of the Saviour in Wayne, PA: (30 minute drive)  meet at 3722 Baring St. or near Penn depending on attendees
CONTACT: Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net  RSVP needed by Fri. 12/9

Tues.  12/13 – 5-7:pm - all classes Christmas party & Potluck  Tues., Wed., and Thurs. class students join together for a Christmas party with skit, singing, games, & FOOD. - Potluck - Anyone is welcome to join us whether you came once, many times, or just thought about coming.  Bring food to share with others.
WHEN:  Tues. 12/13 - come anytime 5-7pm
WHERE:  room 217 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.
Contact: Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net 

Sat. 12/173:30-8:30pm;  Visit Outdoor Living Nativity Show in Mount Laurel, NJ; live animals and actors portray the story of the 1st Christmas see http://.livingnativity.org
   - optional in case of rain will be “The Nativity Story” movie in Sarah’s house

WHEN Sat. 12/17 : meet at CVS parking area 43rd & Locust St. at 3:30pm; return to University City about 8:30pm
WHERE:  meet at convenient place for those who have RSVP’d.; Transportation cost $5 (drivers reimbursed)
CONTACT:  Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net RSVP by Fri. 12/16 go towww.globalconnectucity.org
 to reserve a seat in a car


Sun. 12/184-10pm:  Christmas tree decorating & Traditional  Christmas Caroling& Party;   food, & games; bring some food or snacks to share:  4pm tree-decorating; 6pmeating (pot luck bring some food to share); 7:30pm singing & caroling; 8:30pm games, DVD, socializing - Come anytime and leave anytime
WHEN:  Sun. 12/18:  4:00 - 10:00 pm drop in anytime, leave anytime
WHERE:  3722 Baring St.  (about 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St. - call 215.898.RlDE to take Penn North shuttle)
CONTACT:  Sarah   sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164 please RSVP if you intend to come

Sun. 12/25 - anytime from 1pm-9pm:  Classic Christmas Movies:  Christmas Day can be very lonely in the U.S.  I have many DVD’s with Christmas themes - some are funny & some are musicals, some are historical, etc.  Anytime is OK - just let me know before you come.    RSVP to Sarah if you would like to “hang out” & watch movies at her house sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164


***  “Intercultural Friends is sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and partners with GLOBALCONNECTUCITY.  We bring together students, researchers, and their families from any country, culture, or religion for the purpose of friendship, learning, and spiritual support.  Discussions are sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF).  For other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com   or our calendar http://goo.gl/eAYzNJ