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IHC Friendship Groups

IHC Friendship Groups are informal groups of Americans and international visitors who meet on a regular basis.

IMPORTANT: Due to the coronavirus and the policies of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) all of our IHC programs and classes are available in a virtual format. Please contact the respective IHC program coordinator for details.

We invite you to participate as your schedule allows. Through a variety of activities, participants share fun and friendship with many from other cultures. International visitors learn more about the Champaign-Urbana area and practice speaking English.


Friendship Group meeting times

This schedule also includes the meeting times for the IHC English Classes.


Participants also have the opportunity of becoming leaders of a Friendship Group. Leaders are responsible for communication to participants about upcoming meetings. They also elicit ideas from them to help set the agenda for the meetings.

If interested, please fill out the IHC Friendship Group - Volunteers or contact Christina Myers (