News & Activities

We plan exciting events and activities all semester long for international students to have a great experience while in Canada

Our Event Schedule

Welcome to the University of Alberta and to Canada. We also welcome you to the International Friendship Group! We hope this club will be your home away from home. We come from many countries and backgrounds. The sponsors of this club are Christians but ALL cultures and beliefs are welcome!

We have a number of exciting activities coming up this fall and we would love for you to join us.

We will send out more information via email as each of these dates approach to give you all the details. You can also check back for updates, visit our Facebook page at IFG Edmonton - International Friendship Group or email

Have a look at what we have coming up! 

Sept 19: IFG Alpha for International Students

Come and join us for IFG Alpha for International students on Wednesday evenings this semester from 6:30-8:30 PM. Come for free supper, a 30 minute video about Life, Faith, and God, and then a small group discussion. Great for practicing English, making friends, and discussing beliefs. Please let us know if you'd like to come! For more info, email Ann at or text 780-686-9991

Oct. 12- 14: Debolt Farm Trip     

Come and experience rural life in Canada. Stay with a Canadian family, visit different kinds of farms like a cattle farm, a bison farm, a grain farm.  Enjoy rural hospitality. We will leave Friday around 4 PM and come back Sunday evening around 8 PM. We will attend a church service with the local people.  Contact James at to register. The cost is only $160 and includes everything! 

Opportunities for International students and scholars to practice English around Edmonton

Here are some learning opportunities that may be of interest to you:

1. Free Supper, Fun, Conversation, and optional Bible Discussion on some Fridays at 6:30 PM at James & Ann Siebert’s house.  For more info contact James at

2. ESL Conversation Cafe every Wednesday starting Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, 2018 from 7 - 8:30 PM at Fellowship Baptist Church at 14323-107A Avenue.  For more info call (780) 454-8733.

3. English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 PM at West Edmonton Christian Assembly at 6315-199 Street.  It costs $95 for 9 weeks (18 classes)  For more info go to