Thursday, March 02, 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 

Spring Activities click here


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  
Scroll down to see details of each event 

 or our calendar at http://goo.gl/eAYzNJ
      

Spring Activities

INTERCULTURAL FRIENDS SPRING 2017 ACTIVITIES

Fri. 3/3; 6:30 PM;  American Christian Wedding demonstration and explanation; A Groom … A Bride … and An Evening of Fun!   This is not an actual wedding, but a re-creation of a typical wedding you might witness in an American church.  This event is meant to be educational and fun. No wedding gift required! Come see and ask questions about a typical American Christian Wedding.  Audience can take pictures, wear any kind of clothing, bring friends, and enjoy free dessert (wedding cake!) and a DJ afterwards!.
WHERE: Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St.

Sat. 3/11; 6:00-10:00pm:   Potluck dinner and game night  (Bring food to share).  Join with American and International students; bring your favorite board game or play games that others bring  
WHERE:  Sarah’s house 3722 Baring St. (about 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St. – can call Penn shuttle 215-898-RIDE after 6pm to go from Penn campus to Sarah’s house)  
Contact: for more information and to RSVP if you are coming sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164

Tues. 4/4; 4:30-7:00pm – Cookout & Tea at Cherry Blossoms in Fairmount Park  SPRING IS HERE!!  - to celebrate, we are going move our Thurs. class to Fairmount Park to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms with hot tea & hot dogs (provided by Roger & Sarah).  Maybe on 3/28 if cherry blossoms come early
WHERE: We will leave from the front steps of Houston Hall promptly at 4:30 pm.  We will return to the university by 8:00pm.  RSVP sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164 if you want to join us to reserve a space in our cars.

Sat. 4/15; 10:00 am -12:00 noon; Decorate Easter Eggs
WHAT:  Be creative and join in American & European tradition of decorating hard-boiled eggs for Easter - eggs & coloring supplies are provided.  Optional: see 30 min. video about the death & resurrection of Jesus (after decorating eggs at noon) 
WHERE:  3722 Baring St. (Sarah’s house – 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St.)
Contact:  Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164

Sun. 4/16; 4:30- 8:30 pm Easter egg hunt, Easter lamb dinner, sing traditional Easter songs (come for any or all of the following)
4:30 pm; Traditional hunting decorated Easter eggs in outside yard (for adults & children)
6:00 pm; Easter dinner – lamb and some other traditional Easter foods RSVP if you want to come for dinner  Contact:  Sarah  sarahivcf@verizon.net  
7:30-8:30 pm; Singing traditional Easter songs
WHERE: 3722 Baring St. (Sarah’s house – 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St.)

Sat. 5/6; 12:00 – 4:00 pm; End of the Year Cookout join us for … Good food & good friends (bring food to share – BBQ meat and drinks will be provided); Outdoor games; Saying good-bye to some … Catching up with some we haven’t seen much during the year; Learning to make ice cream the traditional American way

WHERE:  The home of Sarah Mitchell  3722 Baring St. (about 4 blocks north of Market St. near 38th St. – look for welcome flag)  RSVP to sarahivcf@verizon.net or 215-300-2164 if you can join us. 



***  “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