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 coming up this 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! Currently we are not doing group activities where we meet in person. We will do a number of things on Zoom. Keep checking your emails to stay updated.

1. March 25, 2020 - Wednesday IFG Discover Program 

We are planning to change how we do Discover Bible Discussion for now. We welcome you to join us online through a free app called Zoom this Wednesday, March 25th. (You do not need to make an account to use Zoom). To join the discussion, click the "Join a Meeting" tab (located near the top of the page) and enter the meeting ID number and password.

You can join the meeting using the link here. This is the meeting ID number: 884-842-056 and the password is 548071. Please download Zoom ahead of time and then start joining the Discover meeting at 6:40PM. We’ll start chatting around 6:45PM and enjoy Discover from 7-8:30PM! Anyone is welcome to join, so feel free to invite your friends! This week Nancy will be leading the discussion.

2. March 27, 2020 - Zoom Movie Party

Join us on Zoom for a Movie Party night from 6:00-8:30 PM ish. To join, please contact Danae at

Opportunities for International students and scholars to practice English around Edmonton

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

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

2. 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 $95 for 9 weeks (18 classes)  For more info go to

3. Free English grammar and conversational English on Wednesdays at the Kingdom Way Christian Church – 10436-63rd Avenue NW starting from Sept. 11, 2019 at 7 PM. For more info please visit

4. Conversational English on Mondays starting Sept. 9 from 6:30-8 PM at People's Church at 15641-96 Ave. Please contact 780-481-2244 for more info