Will you be in Bournemouth on Christmas Day? If you would like to celebrate a traditional British Christmas, you would be very welcome to join our friends at Lansdowne Church for lunch and activities (details below).

You would also be welcome to join them at church at 10.30am (but this is optional).

The church is in Woodbury Avenue, near to Castlepoint shopping centre. If you need transport, the m1 bus will be running on Christmas day - more information is available here:

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Do you have a story to tell? You could win £100 and the chance to share your story with the world!

Friends International are running a video competition for international students, with a top prize of £100. You just need to create short video about your experiences living and studying in another culture. The competition closes on 31st July 2018, so you have plenty of time to work on your entry!

For more details visit:

Friends International supports international students in the UK. We equip and envision churches & volunteers to befriend and assist international students.

On Thursday 26th October, our friends at BU International College are hosting "World Discovery Day." The event runs between 12-3pm, and will feature international food, face painting, a drumming workshop and lots of other fun and games.

Everyone is welcome, so why not come along and bring a bit of an international flavour to your lunchtime?

World Discovery Day is part of the "One World by the Sea" Festival, which celebrates the diverse cultures and nationalities on our doors...tep.

You can find our more details about World Discovery Day and the One World by the Sea festival on the website:

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One World By The Sea Discover the world on your doorstep Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 2017 The One World by the Sea Festival will explore the influence of international culture and diversity on local cinema, music, dance, food and education. It will be supported by an eclectic mix of

Have you just arrived in the UK? Do you need to open a UK bank account?

This article from GB Mag explains how:

how to open a UK bank account made easy with this guide, which includes information on student accounts.

You can now follow us on Instagram @friendsintdorset

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Are you an international student newly arrived in the UK?
Then #LIFEUK is a FREE app for you!

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Friends International Dorset welcomes all new and returning international students to Bournemouth. There are meetings throughout the week all year long where you may find friends and practise your English. Visit this facebook page to learn more of what is available to you. #BUPround #BUIntrCollege #BelongatBU #ImproveyourEnglish

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Every Tuesday in the Boscombe area, international students are welcome.

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International students are invited to the English Conversation Cafe in Parkstone. For Directions click on comments.

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International students are welcome tonight.

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Imagine arriving at your new home to find a box of everything you will need for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen waiting for you?

It would be nice, right?

We...ll, enter our lucky draw and you could be our winner.

Good luck!

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Free Stuff, vouchers, deals, discounts and competitions for international students that you can enter online with GB Mag.

Next week Lansdowne Church are hosting an International Food Night. Everyone welcome, even British people!

Bring a dish from your home country, and sample food from around the world.

7.30pm, Thursday 3rd August. If you would like to join in, there are more details here:

We’re putting on a range of events on Thursday evenings over the summer holidays for you to come along to and bring your friends. The events will range in style, location and cost, but all are open to anyone.

Our last evening of the iWelcome Cafe. Thanks to all who helped and all the lovely students we met.

On Friday 21 July we are having International Food Night at the iWelcome Cafe from 8pm-10pm. We are located on the corner of Citygate Centre, 138A Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth BH8 8AS.

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