Friday, December 01, 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 
DECEMBER 2017 INTERCULTURAL FRIENDS** ACTIVITIES (Scroll down)

Free classes & discussions will begin Tues. 9/5/16.  The following Free English chats are for any International student, researcher, or his/her family member.  Native English speakers will help you with pronunciation, American idioms, and American culture.  Bible Discussions are for Internationals from any faith or cultural background and are usually multi-national.  EnglishBibles 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 room 313 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. 
5:30-6:30PM; English chats rwolcottc@gmail.com ; Topical Chats &; light dinner with Americans: Roger 215-964-3563
6:45-8:00p,Bible Discussions over light dinner  rwolcottc@gmail.com   Bible Stories and History from Start to Finish,  – sharing your insights is encouraged; Roger 215-964-3563

 Wednesdays Graduate Student Center 3615 Locust Walk 2nd floor conference room
2:00-3:00 PM; English Class rwolcottc@gmail.com ; Idioms in Current News Stories; Roger 215.964.3563
3:00-4:00 PM; Bible Discussion sarahivcf@verizon.net : Art and the Bible: Compare Famous Paintings and the Biblical stories that inspired them; Sarah 215-300-2164
4:00-5:00 PM; English Class sarahivcf@verizon.net  ; Individualized Pronunciation tutoring through reading “This Date in History”; Sarah 215-300-2164

Thursdays room 313 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.
1:00-2:15 PM; English Class: sarahivcf@verizon.net ; American Culture & Vocabulary; Sarah:  215.300.2164
2:30 PM-3:30 PMBible Discussion;  sarahivcf@verizon.net ; Compare Bible stories to Everyday life; Sarah 215.300.2164

Fridays room 314 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.
7:30-9 PMSmall Group Bible Discussions: Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF)  pgcflead@yahoogroups.com(variety of formats); http://dolphin.upenn.edu/pgcf/
  

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See you soon I hope!!
Sarah Mitchell  215-300-2164


DECEMBER 2017 INTERCULTURAL FRIENDS** ACTIVITIES
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Or for other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com or our calendar at http://goo.gl/eAYzNJ      

Sat. 12/2; 10am-1pm Learn to bake Christmas cookies  Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net  RSVP by text or email 215-300-2164
Tues. 12/5;  5:30-8pm - all classes Christmas party & Potluck   room 313 Houston Hall  
Fri. 12/8; 7:30-9:00pm“Christmas Singing and Reflections American Grad students”
Sat. 12/9; 4:30-9:30pm; Visit Outdoor Living Nativity Show  Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net  RSVP by Thur. 12/7 if you want to come
Sun. 12/10; 1:30-5:30pm:  Christmas Concert “She’s having a Baby” Contact: Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net  RSVP needed by Sat. 12/9
Wed. 12/13; 2-3pm; End of semester Christmas party fun Grad Student Center 2nd floor
Sun. 12/17 anytime 4-10pm  Christmas tree decorating & Traditional  Christmas Caroling& Party;  CONTACT:  Sarah   sarahivcf@verizon.net  please RSVP if you intend to come
Mon. 12/25 - anytime between 10am -6pm:  Classic Christmas Movies RSVP to Sarah if you would like to “hang out” & watch movies at her house sarahivcf@verizon.net
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·         Sat. 12/2; 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. 12/2; 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
·         Tues.  12/5 – 5:30-8pm - 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. 12/5 - come anytime 5:30-8pm
WHERE:  room 313 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.
Contact: Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net 
·         Fri. 12/8; 7:30-9:00pm – “Christmas Singing and Reflections with American Grad students” Join American and International graduate students to sing traditional Christmas songs and discuss the Biblical meaning of Christmas.
WHERE: room 314 Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.
Contact: sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164
·         Sat. 12/9; 4:30-9:30pm;  Visit Outdoor Living Nativity Show  in Mount Laurel, NJ; live animals (sheep) and actors portray the story of the 1st Christmas see http://.livingnativity.org   We will walk through many outdoor scenes so dress warmly  - optional have dinner after show at Sage Diner http://sagedinernj.com/wp/
WHEN Sat. 12/9 : meet at CVS parking area 43rd & Locust St. at 4:30pm; return to University City about 9:30pm
WHERE:  meet at convenient place for those who have RSVP’d.; Transportation cost $5 (drivers reimbursed)
CONTACT:  Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net RSVP by Thur. 12/7 to reserve a seat in a car
·         Sun. 12/10:  1:30-5:30pm: Christmas Concert “She’s Having a Baby” with full choir and orchestra:  FREE transportation provided
WHEN: Sun. 12/10; meet at 1:30pm return to university area at 5:30pm (concert 3-4:30pm) 
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 Sat. 12/9
·         Wed. 12/13; 2-3pm; End of semester Christmas party fun – some games, holiday food and good-byes for the Wed. English chat friends
WHEN: Wed. 12/13; 2-3pm
WHERE: Grad Student Center 2nd floor
·         Sun. 12/17; 4-10pm:  Christmas tree decorating & Traditional  Christmas Caroling& Party;   food, & games; bring some food or snacks to share:  4pm tree-decorating; 6pm eating (pot luck bring some food to share); 7:30pm singing & caroling; 8:30pm games, DVD, socializing - Come anytime and leave anytime
WHEN:  Sun. 12/17:  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
·         Mon. 12/25 - anytime from 10am-6pm:  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).  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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