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 Suspended
Tuesday Gus' Table Zoom from 10 am to noon
(First and Third) Tuesdays Craft Circle Zoom from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday Wednesday Coffee Zoom from 10 am to noon
TBA Mommy, Daddy, and Me Zoom meetings TBA
Wednesday Family Orientation Suspended
Thursday Everyday English Suspended
Thursday Mommy, Daddy, and Me Doyle Park Play Group Suspended
Thursday Cooking Class Suspended
Friday Friday Chat Zoom from 10 am to noon
Saturday Yoga Suspended



Program or Event
Resale Shop Suspended
Scholarship Program Continuing
Visit an American Home Suspended
Friends Dinner Social Suspended
Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Suspended



Event Calendar