Welcome Back Neighbors and Welcome Newcomers!

We are so happy you are part of International Neighbors. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your President for 2019-2020. It is an honor and privilege to have the trust of my fellow members to lead this outstanding organization. It is an exciting time of growth and...

Say Hello to a Shiny New Website

By Ann-Sofie. Seasons are changing, and finally, so is the IN website. It may sound hard to believe, but since it was first launched 15 years ago, there had only been a couple of significant changes to the website. By now, we hope that you have noticed the...

How to Join IN Groups

By Shirley. In the new International Neighbors homepage, you will find the menu tab in the upper right corner. If you haven’t registered your membership, click MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION and follow the instructions. If you are already a member of IN, click the LOGIN and...

Why Join a Tea Group?

By Robyn F. Warm and Wonderful Tea Groups International Neighbors began in a Tea Group over 60 years ago when an American lady welcomed international friends to her home for coffee and conversation. After that the international guests were not quite as homesick while...

Why Join a Reading Group?

By Shirley. When learning a second (third or fourth) language, one of the first problems is how to speak that language. How do you bring everything you have learned together in an instant, while talking to someone – you are thinking about what you want to say, at the...

A Newcomer’s Take

By Aline.  My name is Aline, I’m from Brazil and I arrived in Ann Arbor last August (2018). I found International Neighbors through the University of Michigan orientation for spouses. So, I went to the Open House in September and I felt very welcomed. I could check...

Arrival

By Renata W. It was at the start of the sixties—only nobody knew then that they were going to be “The Sixties.” Fidel Castro had recently come into power in Cuba and there was a lot of talk about “exporting the revolution,” which annoyed the United States and several...

TSA and Me – Offering a Chance to Be Enhanced

By Martha B. Are you aware that on October 1, 2020 (one year from now), on domestic and international flights each of us will need to travel with either (1) enhanced driver’s license OR (2) valid passport?  If your Michigan driver’s license is up for...

Planning Some Nice Activities for your Children

By Marcy T. Ann Arbor offers a wide variety of programs and activities for our children, and the newsletter is starting a monthly column to help you learn about some of those resources.  A great place to start your search for suitable activities is in the Ann Arbor...

Volunteering Opportunity

Looking for new reading group leaders NEIGHBORS!  We are in need of leaders to start new reading groups.  These groups meet twice a month for 2 hours each meeting.  The meeting times would be determined by your schedule.  We are especially looking to start beginning,...