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.

Come Dine with Us

Come Dine With Friends International on Friday evening 7pm (UK time). We can’t meet to eat together in person but we can on Zoom! Join us with your dinner, ready to tell us about it and enjoy eating it and chatting with friends. Please contact us for Zoom details.

Southampton Through The Ages

Join us on Zoom at 11.30am (UK time) on Friday 20th November to find out more about Southampton. A talk about the history of our City will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions and to chat afterwards. Please note that this is a repeat of our event in October with the same title…

General Knowledge Quiz

We have been invited by Friends International Guildford to join students from the University of Surrey and test our General Knowledge skills this weekend! If you would like to join our Friends International Southampton team then please register via Eventbrite

Where do the English come from?

Have you ever wondered where the English come from? Come and join us as Richard takes us on a journey back into the past to explore the origins of the English people. Did you know that Winchester was the capital city before London, and that our local king, Alfred of Wessex, is the only one who…

Bonfire Night History and Traditions

Join us to learn about our annual Bonfire Night history and traditions. Find out why there are more fireworks set off at the beginning of November than at New Year and who Guy Fawkes was and what he has to do with Bonfire Night. Following a talk about the history and traditions of Bonfire Night,…

Virtual Trip to the British Museum

We cannot physically make our annual trip to London to visit the British Museum this autumn but we can take a virtual trip to see some of the highlights of the museum. Join us from 10.15 am – 12.30 pm on Saturday 31st October for a morning looking around the museum virtually, we will be…

Walk and Talk around Southampton City Centre

Join us at 2.15pm on Saturday 24 October for another opportunity to meet other students and local volunteers and find out more about Southampton on a walk around the city centre. We will meet outside the main entrance to the SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, SO14 7FY.  Susan from Friends International will be outside the museum…

iExplore: Life and Faith Stories

Come to hear some stories from Graham’s life and how faith plays a part. Graham is married and has two daughters, aged 12 and 9. He has been a Christian since the age of 11 and attends King’s Church in Southampton. Graham is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, where he teaches logistics and supply chain management.

Graham will share his experiences of being a lecturer in current times, working in the UK, being a father and a husband, and the role faith plays in his life. You will have a chance to ask questions in this relaxed and informal online meeting.
Please contact us for Zoom meeting details

Just say Hello!

October 18th is ‘Just Say Hello’ Day Saying “hello” can be the beginning of an incredible adventure of meeting new people…. That’s why Friends International are inviting people to  ‘Just Say Hello’ on Sunday 18 October It is simple just to say “hello”, ….but it can make a huge difference.     Whether you are new…

Walk and Talk around Southampton City Centre

Cost: Free Time : 2.15pm to 4pm Date: Saturday 17 October Join us for a walk around the city centre and meet other students and local volunteers. We will meet outside the main entrance to the SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, SO14 7FY.  Mary Reeves from Friends International will be outside the museum to meet you…