News & Activities

We plan exciting events and activities all semester long for international students to have a great experience while in Canada

Our Event Schedule

Welcome to the University of Alberta and to Canada. We also welcome you to the International Friendship Group! We hope this club will be your home away from home. We come from many countries and backgrounds. The sponsors of this club are Christians but ALL cultures and beliefs are welcome!

We have a number of exciting activities this winter semester and we would love for you to join us.

We will send out more information via email as each of these dates approach to give you all the details. You can also check back for updates, visit our Facebook page at IFG Edmonton - International Friendship Group or email

Have a look at what we have coming up! 

Mar. 23: Lighthouse Café

Mar. 30: Good Friday - Off

Apr. 6:  TBD

Apr. 13: Classes end – Final Party Supper at Sieberts.

Apr. 16-28: Exams

Apr. 29 - May 5:  Mark West. Go to Crimson Lake and study the book of Mark in the Bible for 40 hours during the week. Enjoy canoeing, riding horses, playing games, etc.

Opportunities for International students and scholars to practice English around Edmonton

Here are some learning opportunities that may be of interest to you:

1. Would you like to practice conversational English once a week with Canadians?  Emma and Daniel lead Conversational English on Mondays from 2-3 PM in the IFG office at 8901 HUB.  Contact Emma Bailey at

2. Lighthouse Café – Free coffee, hot chocolate, tea and snacks.  Relax, Make friends, Practice English, and Discuss Beliefs.  Some Fridays 7-9 PM in HUB mall. Contact James at

3. Free Supper, Fun, Conversation, and optional Bible Discussion on some Fridays at 6:30 PM at James & Ann Siebert’s house.  For more info contact James at

4. ESL Conversation Cafe every Wednesday until Nov. 22 from 7-8:30 PM at Fellowship Baptist Church at 14323-107A Avenue.  For more info call (780) 454-8733.

5. English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 PM at West Edmonton Christian Assembly at 6315-199 Street.  It costs $100 for 8 weeks (16 classes)  For more info go to

6. Practice Conversational English with Canadian students who are native English speakers one-on-one or in small groups.  Come on Monday mornings 9-11:00 a.m. in Rutherford Lounge.  Contact Emma at

7. English Conversation Café on Saturdays from 10-11:30 AM starting mid September  to early May at Bethel Gospel Chapel at 11461-95 St. New English speakers of all backgrounds can practice speaking English, make friends, and learn about Western Canadian culture.  

8. Conversational English and Bible Discussion hosted by FOCUS club on Tuesdays 11AM-1PM in SUB 0-48. Please contact Jeremy at