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Share Friendship, Food With Int’l Students

Students in Talley Student Union.

If you’d like to make new friends from all over the world, NC State’s Office of International Services (OIS) can help. OIS provides services that help the university’s foreign students and scholars adjust to living, studying and working in the United States. The office also sponsors three cross-cultural programs that currently need American volunteers:

  • International Friendship Program. Volunteers meet with an international friend once a month to hang out, see a movie, get coffee, or participate in other social activities. OIS sends program participants a monthly newsletter highlighting fun things to do in the Raleigh area, and the office hosts a social event once per semester for all participants.
  • English Conversation Club. Volunteers use their native English skills to help international students and scholars practice their English in weekly conversation clubs. Meetings take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the College of Textiles Port City Java on Centennial Campus and every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Daniels Hall, Room 216, on North Campus. No application is needed for this program; volunteers can attend any meeting that works with their schedule.
  • Breaking Bread. Volunteers host an international student or scholar for one meal in their home. Many international students and scholars have never had the opportunity to visit an American’s home. Participants in Breaking Bread extend a hand of hospitality through food — one of humanity’s common denominators.

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