Thursday, June 14, 2018

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 
Summer 2018 INTERCULTURAL FRIENDS** (scroll down for chat groups)



Summer Fun Activities for International Students 2018
·         Sat. June 16; 10am-3pm; Picnic, boating, & hiking at Bartram’s Garden
·         Wed. 7/4; 4-11pm "Drop In" Cook-out/Potluck party for America's Independence Day;
·         Sat. July 7; 6:00-10:30pm American Rodeo Sat.
·         July 21; 3:30-11pm; - Longwood Gardens outdoor & indoor gardens and fountain show:
·         Sat. Aug. 4 –– 9am-10pm - Day Trip to New Jersey Beach 
See below for more details
·         Sat. June 16; 10am-3pm; Picnic, boating, & hiking at Bartram’s Garden –meet at 3722 Baring St… OR …. CVS at 43rd & Locust; This is the first professional garden built in the U.S. after Europeans arrived.  It is in W. Philadelphia only a few minutes from U. of Penn and Drexel.  We will stroll around the gardens, eat lunch together, and take a 30 min. free ride on a row boat or a Kayak (you will paddle the kayak by yourself) – bring your own picnic lunch –.. Contact:: Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164  RSVP by Thurs. 6/14
·         Wed. 7/4; 4-11pm "Drop In" Cook-out/Potluck party for America's Independence Day; with Americans and internationals; come anytime and leave anytime;  cook-out, bring food to share, make home-made ice cream the traditional way; walk to see fireworks; 3722 Baring St.  (about 4 blocks north of Market St.) RSVP if you are coming is appreciated Contact:  Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164
·         Sat. July 7; 6:00-10:30pm American Rodeo in NJ; Authentic Western Rodeo with roping, bucking horses, bulls, etc.(we only watch) See www.cowtownrodeo.com  for more information.  Meet at 3722 Baring St. OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  Cost: $20 adults, $10 children, $6 for transportation (drivers will be reimbursed)  (RSVP by 7/5)  sarahivcf@verizon.net   215-300-2164
·         Sat. July 21; 3:30-11pm; - Longwood Gardens outdoor & indoor gardens and fountain show: More than 1,000 acres of outdoor gardens & indoor gardens of various climates & lighted, animated fountains at 9:15. Bring your own picnic dinner. Meet at 3722 Baring St. OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  Cost is: students with ID $20; others are $23 (more discounts for groups over 15).  See www.longwoodgardens.org  RSVP by 7/19 for transportation Sarah 215-300-2164 sarahivcf@verizon.net
·         Sat. Aug. 4 –– 9am-10pm - Day Trip to New Jersey Beach:  meet at 308 N. 37th St. (about 4 blocks north of Market St. & ½ block north of Lancaster Ave.) OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  bring own lunch, blanket or towel to sit on, swimming suit & other clothing, beach balls, toys, or games, sunscreen; Cost:  $16 for transportation & parking, about $12 to buy supper at restaurant, Must RSVP by 8/2  (drivers will be reimbursed) Contact:  rogerw33@verizon.net  215-964-3563

Summer International Student Chats 2018
Tuesdays June 12 – August 7
In Arch Building room 107 at 3601 Locust Walk (enter from 36th St. walkway) you need a Penn card or other I.D. to enter or call Sarah 215-300-2164 or Roger 215- 964-3563 to enter
5:00-6:15pm English topical chats with Americans – light dinner provided
6:15-7:30pm Overview of Whole Bibleprogress each week with short video, reading & discussion
Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net of rwolcottc@gmail.com  or call or text Sarah 215-300-2164 or Roger 215- 964-3563
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Thursdays June 14-August 16
In Grad Student Center 2nd floor Conference Room
12:00-1:15pm Topical English Idioms  Fun idioms with animals, colors, etc.
1:30-2:30pm Understanding the Logic of the Bible.  – sharing your insights is encouraged
Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net of rwolcottc@gmail.com  or call or text Sarah 215-300-2164 or Roger 215- 964-3563




***  “Intercultural Friends” is sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).  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




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