The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) offers friendship & short-term hosting programs for new international students, scholars and their families. FFIS is a non-profit organization that exists to bridge cultures and promote world peace and understanding through international friendship, personal diplomacy, and exchange of ideas.
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For Volunteers...To sign-up to become an FFIS host family or volunteer, please complete the New Member Application Form and return it to FFIS, 5209 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401.
The Mills International Center offers programs and resources including cultural events, weekly international coffee hour, movie nights, and programs that promote relationship building. The Mills International Center is located in the EMU at the heart of the University of Oregon campus. For more information, call 541-346-0887.
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The International Women’s Support Group is a friendly, welcoming and safe space for students who are international women to discuss their experiences at the UO, in Eugene and in the US. We talk about interacting with people in the US, maintaining friendships with our fellow nationals, relationships, music, memories, and a variety of other topics. Women in this group support each other, talk about their lives, learn about others, and make friends.
The group meets every Wednesday from 4:15-5:45pm at the Women’s Center in the basement of the EMU. This is a drop-in group, and no sign-up is required.
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Meets every Thursday at 10am at the Play Area inside the Valley River Center Mall. Women and children from all countries are welcome to join. The group meets at the Play Area inside the mall and then walk outside along the river bike paths or inside if it is raining. After about a 45 minutes walk, the group meets back in the food court for coffee and conversation. All levels of walkers and English proficiency are welcome. For more information, please call Margaret at 541-726-8418 or Linda at 541-726-1410. You can also find this group on Facebook under "International Women's Morning Out."
Yamada Language Center has a foreign language exchange database which is set up to allow students to contact each other, to mentor, learn, and practice foreign languages, including English.
The Service Learning Program lets students learn, serve and volunteer in our community and overseas.
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