for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events

Want to get a flavour of what is on throughout the year?  You can scroll through some of our previous events here.

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 1: Southampton in World Affairs

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret Blake, and an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs. A hot meal (with vegetarian options available) is followed by puddings, and then a talk from Richard. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Global Café Central

Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7-9pm at Lighthouse Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7pm to 9pm at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB. Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers, for students from Solent University…

Exploring Highfield – Walk with afternoon tea

Highfield Campus is the main campus of the University of Southampton, and the first buildings on the campus were opened on 20 June 1914. The campus developed from the Hartley Institution opened in 1862 (originally in the city centre). At the turn of the century, it became Hartley University College, and subsequently (in 1914) Southampton…

Open Home: Winchester

Winchester Open Home – only for students living or studying in Winchester Join us for an informal evening in Rod and Eugenia’s home. The evening will include refreshments and a short talk welcoming you to Winchester. Come along with your friends and to make new friends.  We will provide transport in local volunteers’ cars. Pick…

iCafe

 Please note:  Venue for this week only is  Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, SO17 1RL Venue for future weeks to be confirmed International students are invited to come to iCafe, hosted by students from the iCafé team, from Southampton University Christian Union.   (NB This is not a Friends International Event) Southampton University Christian Union…

Guided Tour of Historic Winchester, including Winchester Cathedral

Join us for a guided tour of Winchester including a few of the city landmarks. This trip is for the morning only.  Winchester is the former capital city of England, and has many historical buildings and places of interest, including the Cathedral, Wolvesey Castle and Palace, the Great Hall and the river and watermeadows. You will need…

Open Home

 Join us for an informal evening in Richard and Margaret’s home (8 Bassett Crescent East). The evening will include refreshments and a short talk about Southampton. Come along with you friends and to make new friends. Booking is not essential (you are welcome just to come along) – but if you know you are planning…

Global Café Central

Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7-9pm at Lighthouse Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7pm to 9pm at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB. Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers, for students from Solent University…

Titanic Walk, with afternoon tea

Update: Our walk is still going ahead despite the rainy weather, but if you are not able to be there for the walk and just want to join the later part of the afternoon (tea and cakes and excerpts from the film) please come to the side entrance to Above Bar Church, Olge Road, SO14…

iCafe Welcome Meal and Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing)

International students are invited to come to a welcome meal, hosted by students from the international café team (iCafé) –  part of Southampton University Christian Union. Each year the Southampton University Christian Union iCafé student team organize a free meal to welcome new (and returning) international students. There is no need to book for this…