International Neighbors will not be meeting – nor will any of our groups be meeting until April 6th.
We do not like stopping our meetings but we must be sure we are not spreading COVID19 to anyone if possible.
Please practice safe social distancing in your private lives, we want you all back when we meet again – we miss you.
We are also requesting that you take care of each other by checking in with email, phone and other social media – make sure everyone is ok.
You might consider checking on neighbors and elderly or those that may be sick to see if they would like food or supplies delivered to their porches. Also, please check our Facebook page for suggestions for things to do at home with family.
We will keep you posted and we encourage our group leaders to keep in contact with members of their groups.
Thank you all so much for being members, for being friends, and for being patient as we move forward over the next month.
Andra Bostian Ferguson – President International Neighbors
Activities & Groups?
International Neighbors (IN) are “Neighbors” (local women) who welcome “Newcomers” (women from other countries) into the community through participation in a wide variety of activities. Our monthly programs and small groups are held from September through May.
English Conversation Groups.
English Conversation Groups are for women who wish to practice and improve their spoken English with the assistance of a volunteer leader. Learn More »
Discussion Groups meet twice a month in the homes of members to discuss different topics or films. Meetings are educational and usually last about 2 hours. Learn More »
Reading Groups are focused on reading magazines, books, newspapers and online articles from local websites. Learn More »
Special Interest Groups.
Special Interest Groups offer a wide range of activity groups focused on a specific interest. These are categorized in the following main groups: Food, Arts and Crafts, Exercise/Fitness and excursions. Learn More »
Tea Groups are friendly, informal social gatherings of 10-20 Hostesses and Guests. They meet at least once a month in the homes of hostesses for conversation, refreshments and friendship. Learn More »
In 1958, Esther Dunham learned from a friend at the University of Michigan International Center that an increasing number of foreign graduate students were arriving in Ann Arbor with their families. The wives and children often faced difficult adjustments and loneliness. Mrs. Dunham and her neighbors responded, offering hospitality with a series of informal gatherings of neighborhood groups, more or less, on a monthly basis. English Conversation Groups and a newsletter were added.