A Community of Internationals
Whether Seattle has been your home for many years or you’ve just arrived, we’re glad you’re here!
Global Friends is a multi-ethnic community where international students, scholars, professionals, and their families can enjoy a meal together, make friends, and learn more about American culture. For more information, sign up for our weekly email.
Spring Quarter 2023
Fridays, April 14 – May 19
University Presbyterian Church, Calvin Lounge
4540 15th Ave NE
6:00 pm Dinner (in Calvin Lounge)
6:15 pm Talk and Discussion during Dinner
6:50 pm Music; zoom; then Kid’s dismissal*
7:00 pm Announcements
7:15 pm Clubs**
8:20 pm Pick up kids
8:30 pm Dessert
*6:55-8:20 pm Children’s Program (ages 0-11)
Room 300AB (ages 0-4)
Room 320 (ages 5-11)
Great Stories of the Bible
Location: Room 350-355
Learn about stories in the Bible that will help you understand that you are a part of God’s story. Also, improve your listening and speaking skills. Participants listen and watch Bible stories being acted out by the teacher with props, and then participants re-tell those stories to a partner using the same props. Relax and have fun learning about the Bible and improving your English. “I wonder…” questions are welcome.
Contact: Jane and Richard
Explore Seattle and Western Washington
Location: Room 390-395
There are so many places to visit in Seattle, within a couple of hours’ driving distance. This class will introduce you to beautiful locations visitors should see in our region! Nancy and Ron use PowerPoints and pictures to show class members how to be tourists in Washington. You won’t want to miss this informative class!
Contact: Nancy or Ron
Who is Jesus?
Intermediate and Advanced English
Location: Room 385
Jesus told “parables” or stories. Find out how he changed the world using these stories. Is he still changing the world today?
ESL “Meaning of Life”
Advanced Intermediate to Advanced English
Location: Online and in Calvin
Practice your English language skills while you explore questions about the meaning of life from the Christian perspective. We will read together, actively listen, learn vocabulary, practice note-taking, and converse about the topics each week.
Cosmos Toastmasters Club
Location: Room 340-345
Toastmasters is a public speaking club. Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.