There are a number of other activities run for international students in Southampton.
International Women’s Club (IWC)
The International Women’s Club, IWC, is linked to the University of Southampton, and is run by volunteers connected to the University. IWC meets on Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon, at 58 Chamberlain Road, SO17 1PS. These meetings are friendly, relaxed and informative, with a programme of talks and demonstrations. Children are welcome but are the responsibility of the mothers at all our meetings. The group offers:
• a social meeting place for women of all nationalities
• help with English conversation
• a friendly atmosphere and the chance to meet new people
• opportunities to learn about other countries
• information about schools, transport, health and other topics
See the IWC page for the current programme
In the Autumn and Spring terms, there is also a group for English Conversation on Monday mornings, from 10.30 to 12.00, at 58 Chamberlain Road. In the summer term there are coffee mornings at members’ houses. In addition, the club organises social outings and a Christmas party, when husbands, children and friends are welcome to come and join too. IWC is mostly made up of ladies who are the wives of postgraduate students or staff, but female students are also welcome to join.
SUCU International Café
International Cafe at Southampton University is run by students from the University Christian Union for Southampton University students. It is a place to come and meet other international and British students, make new friends, practice your English, enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits, and learn about British culture and customs. There is an optional Bible discussion, but iCafe welcomes people of any faith or none. International Café meets on Monday evenings in term time, from 8-10pm, in the SUSU Cafe, Level 3 of the students union building (Building 42) on Highfield Campus. International Café details are on their facebook page.
Global Café Central
Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers, for students from Solent University and Southampton University. It is a place to come and meet other international and British students, make new friends, practice your English, enjoy free tea, coffee and snacks, and learn about British culture and customs. There is an optional Bible discussion, but Global Cafe Central welcomes people of any faith or none. Alternate Monday evenings in term time, 7.30pm-9.30pm, at Lighthouse Church (St Mary’s Road, Southampton, SO14 0BB), with optional Bible discussion. Dates for Autumn 2018: 24 Sept, 8 and 22 Oct, 5 and 19 Nov, 3 Dec 2018.
Winchester School of Art Conversation Cafe
WSA Conversation Cafe is run by students from Southampton University Christian Union and Friends International volunteers. Each week we will discuss a different topic, and free tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Conversation cafe meets on Tuesday evenings in term time, from 6-7pm in Winchester School of Art cafe, Eastside building.
(Winchester University Christian Union) welcome international students to all their meetings, in particular their Thursday evening “Unite” evening. See their facebook page for more details of current events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/992657884143627/
Solent University Christian Union welcomes people of any faith or none to any of their meetings. See their facebook page for more details of current events https://en-gb.facebook.com/solentcu/