for international students in Birmingham

International students and academics are welcome to join us at any of our social activities. We organise cafés, trips, sports and other social activities. Most of our events are free, but if there is a cost or you need to book, we will say so. If you sign up to our hospitality scheme, you can also join local people for meals or outings.

Many of our activities will reopen after the summer vacation. We still are holding occasional garden parties and visits which you can find out about through Instagram or by emailing us. You will see that our Instagram account also advertises a Zoom Chat every Wednesday lunchtime for Birmingham students in the UK or currently overseas.

Selly Oak Globe Cafe

Are you an international student living in or near the Selly Oak area? Would you like to meet British people and other international students in a relaxed setting, to make friends, find out more about British culture, and practise your English?
Come to our free weekly café!

CAMEO Harborne

CAMEO Harborne is a group just for women – international students, academics and their wives – which meets at St John’s Church, High Street, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PT on Thursday mornings during school term time, starting at 10.00 am and finishing around 11.30 am.   23rd September  Getting To Know Each Other 30th September  Harvest…

Edgbaston Globe Cafe

Are you an international student living in or near the Harborne area? Would you like to meet British people and other international students in a relaxed setting, to make friends, find out more about British culture, and practise your English?
Come to our free weekly café!

Table Talk @ UoB

An English conversation programme run by the Friends International Society on the University of Birmingham campus. The Table Talk material is used in universities across the UK. All UoB students are welcome.

City Centre Globe Cafe

Are you an international student living in or near Birmingham City Centre? Would you like to meet British people and other international students in a relaxed setting, to make friends, find out more about British culture, and practise your English?
Come to our free weekly café!