for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Current International students and visiting scholars are welcome to join us at any of our events.  We organise a programme of events for those studying in Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth. There are opportunities to meet local people, make friends, and learn about British culture, customs and beliefs.

We are holding all of our events online due to the current situation with Coronavirus.  

As of Monday 29th March, national COVID-19 restrictions are changing to allow outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households. We are therefore looking forward to being able to meet with you in small groups outdoors and introduce you to some of our local volunteers.

These Government Rules are now law and have been put in place to protect us and to save lives as we fight against COVID-19, please make sure that you follow them, you will find all of the details about the current rules on the Government website.


Regular Events 

Friends International Conversation Cafe is held every Tuesday from 1-2pm. Each week we have different discussion topic and time to chat with other students and local volunteers. You are also welcome to join:
SUCU iCafe is held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm and is run by students for University of Southampton international students. (iCafe will start again on Monday 12th April 2021)
Solent CU iConvo is held every Tuesday from 6-7pm and is run by students for Solent University international students. (iConvo will start again on Tuesday 20th April 2021)
Both iCafe and iConvo include time to get to know other students and have a topic for discussion each week.
Please contact us for the Zoom Meeting details for these regular events.

Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals

Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals – England, Scotland, Ireland Join us on Zoom to hear more from Richard about this topic. Please contact us for the Zoom details.