The beginning of lifelong friendships
WHO WE ARe
The International Women’s Connection (IWC) is a friendship group for international women. Since it began in 1987, hundreds of international women from over 65 countries have enjoyed the opportunities to practice their English, make friends, and learn about American culture.
Our main gatherings are Wednesday mornings and include an English class, conversation & Cultural Exchange.
We welcome women from all countries, all faiths and of all English levels to join us!
Every Wednesday Morning
(Sept 6, 2023 - May 8, 2024)
Our Weekly Schedule:
9 - 10 am English Class
10 - 10:30 am Coffee & refreshments
10:30 -11:30 am Cultural Programs
All meetings meet at Twin City Bible Church at the corner of Lincoln & Michigan Ave, Urbana. Join our mailing list below in order to get more detailed information.
Cultural Exchange Topics:
September - Adjust to Life in CU
October - Reading short stories
November - International cooking
December - Celebrating Christmas
January - Fun activities for Winter
February - Movies & classic stories
March - Celebrating Easter
April - Spring topics & sharing
May - Travel talk and final potluck
❤ What we offer ❤
IWC is a great group where you can:
- Practice your English
- Make awesome new friends
- Learn about American culture, customs and holidays
- Get help with questions you might have about recreational activities, childcare, studying for the TOEFEL or even driving in the USA!
ANNUAL FREE GIVEAWAY
Wed, Sept 13, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Open to any international student or scholar - At Twin City Bible Church at the corner of Lincoln & Michigan Ave
International Women's Bible Study
Join us Tuesdays, September 19 through April from 9:00 - 10:30 am - on Zoom
If interested, request more information when you join our email list.
Women from any religious background are welcome! For more information -- join our email list and let us know your interest and any questions you might have.
"Here, in IWC, I obtained knowledge and friendship. I am enforcing my English skill, passion and confidence. I will keep those happy memories for ever. Every woman deserves to be here." - Peggie from China
“Our friendship group helped me to learn to live in a foreign country by giving me a chance to meet a lot of women who have the same situation as me. It helped me improve my English by giving English classes and by encouraging me to speak English among the people.” - Pinar from Turkey
"The first time I attended the IWC meeting, I felt I had found and was part of a very special family. It is a place I felt welcomed, recognized and appreciated."- Ophelia from Ghana, Africa
"Although it is my first time to join the IWC meeting, I appreciate the warm and free atmosphere here. It is like a big family with open arms to embrace everyone, which makes me not feel lonely." - Sunny from China
" I was part of IWC for 2 and half years. It was an amazing experience of friendship and fellowship for me. I met wonderful women, both American and international, who shared their knowledge, wisdom, culture traditions, joy, and love." - Tamara from Ecuador