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About Friends International

The international student group, Friends International, welcomes students and internationals from any background or belief.
We realise that life away from home in a foreign land and strange culture can be difficult, and you may have some questions about all sorts of issues or face many unfamiliar situations during your time in this country.
We are here to help you as best we can and to try to answer any questions you may have.

Friends International (in Guildford) is a group of people from churches in Surrey, as well as UK students.  We have a special interest in welcoming and caring for international students.
You can find out who some of us are by clicking here.

We want to help make your stay in Guildford, Surrey and the UK an enjoyable experience.  As part of this we plan many events for overseas students and overseas families.  We also run social meetings for international women, and an international mother and pre-school children's playgroup - a safe place for international children to play together!

We look forward to seeing you at some of our social and cultural events.  As well as meeting other internationals, these occasions provide opportunities for you to meet local British people and the chance to speak English in a way that you may not otherwise do.

We are a Christian based group, and as such we also provide opportunities for you to join Bible Study groups and visit local Churches, to find out what Christianity is all about and what it really means to be a Christian.

Click here to read a summary of what we believe.  Please talk to one of us if you would like help understanding these things.

Please use the menu on the left to look at the pages on this site that interest you.

Our postal address is:
Friends International in Guildford.
PO Box 1476.
Guildford.  GU1 9TY

Would you like to support the work of Friends International in Guildford?
Perhaps you are a previous student of the University of Surrey and feel you have benefitted from the services we provide and would like to support the work for current and future students.
Or perhaps you live or have lived in Guildford and would like to contribute to this valuable service to the internationals at the university.
You can donate to us online through our Just Giving page,
or by post - please see our page for giving here.

Friends International in Guildford (FIG) is a branch of Friends International Ministries, a company limited by guarantee (company number 04500270 charity number 1094095).  We link international students in Guildford with local people and provide information about international events for students in Guildford, which offer students of any nationality or faith the opportunity to meet together, make friends and learn about local culture, and customs.
The views and opinions expressed on these pages do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Surrey, or any other establishment mentioned.  Please direct any comments or queries about this web-site or its content to the Friends International in Guildford Webmaster.
These pages are maintained by Ian Davidson
friends-international@surrey.ac.ukChristians welcoming international students
in Guildford