Friends of the International Center

About us

The purpose of the Friends of the International Center is to support international education, to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation within the international community, and to create a meeting place on the UC San Diego campus for people who share these aims. The Friends logo symbolizes a moving crossroads, a hub of activity where travelers can come together to share their common interest in and knowledge about each other's countries. We invite you to become a member of our community and support our mission.

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact if you are interested in serving on our board or volunteering in our programs.

Important Announcement & Updated Programming Schedules

Friends of the International Center is monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and, in keeping with recommendations by UC San Diego and our paramount concern for everyone’s health, has adopted the following schedule through July 1, 2020, and/or until further guidance has been provided.

Friends is offering a number of its programs virtually, so if you are interested in any of the programs listed below, please email and indicate which program(s) you would like to join and links with passwords will be emailed to you.

Day Program Status
Monday Tai Chi Suspend until July 1
Tuesday Gus' Table Zoom from 10 am to noon
Tuesday Craft Circle WhatsApp; times not listed
Wednesday Wednesday Coffee Zoom from 10 am to noon
Wednesday Mommy, Daddy, and Me Zoom starts at 2:30 pm
Wednesday Family Orientation Suspend until July 1
Thursday Everyday English Suspend until July 1
Thursday Mommy, Daddy, and Me Doyle Park Play Group Suspend until July 1
Thursday Cooking Class Suspend until July 1
Friday Friday Chat Zoom from 10 am to noon
Saturday Yoga Suspend until July 1



Program or Event
Resale Shop Suspend from March 14 - July 1, 2020
Scholarship Program Continuing
Visit an American Home Suspend until July 1
Friends Dinner Social April 18, 2020 event canceled
Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner May 19, 2020 event canceled



Event Calendar