Snack Chat! -- Cultural Differences
Tuesday Sept. 24
5 - 7 PM

Cultural differences - Confusing? Uncomfortable?  Come this week to learn how to best approach your classroom interactions, teachers, and other social challenges.

Snack Chat! is two hours of fun, food, and friends. We enjoy games, discussions, presentations, videos, and tasty food of every variety including Chinese, Indian vegetarian, fruit, sweets, tea and juice. You can stop by and then leave for your next class or stick around to make deeper friendships. 

Snack Chat!
Tuesdays 5:00–7:00 p.m.
University Religious Center (URC) room 104 (Look for the 8-foot tall Worldwide Friends sign)

Sign up below.


Saturday Sept. 14
5:45 to 10:45 PM

Food, Sharing, Music and Performances — Worldwide Friends is inviting everyone from all cultures to relax and have fun as we celebrate this East Asian holiday. Enjoy Asian food (vegetarian options available), games, music, and opportunities to share our different cultural heritages.

A Special Opportunity! — Sharing special songs, dances, or stories from different cultures can enrich us all. Think ahead of some favorites that you and others in a small group can share with others. Accompaniment can be from YouTube or possibly on the piano.

And if you would like to perform or share something by yourself, that would be great! Be sure to let us know. Wearing traditional costumes will make the evening even more special. We do have a piano and guitar available, or you can bring you own instrument.

Transportation: This year the party will be held at Dicksie's Mathison's home in Montebello. To carpool, meet on the northeast corner of Hoover and 30th Streets at 5:45 PM. If you are willing to drive your car and help transport others, it would be greatly appreciated. Let us know if you can do that. Reservations are required by Thursday, Sept. 12. Sign up below!


Saturday, Sept. 7
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learn to surf with seasoned surfer Steve Pike!  Sign up ASAP below to claim your seat. Eight students are the limit.

Pike will provide you with instruction, a wet suit, a surf board, and a wonderful time. You'll just need to bring:

  • a tight swimsuit (that you can pull a wetsuit over)

  • watershoes or old sneakers (to protect your feet from sharp rocks in the water)

  • warm clothes (it can get cold!)

  • water (1-2 liters) and an optional snack

  • a towel

  • $10 for your driver for transportation and parking. You may also want money for lunch.

     The ability to swim is required. Only eight students will be allowed to go. Your driver will meet you at the northeast corner of Hoover and 30th St. at 7:00 AM for those who have reserved. You will probably be back to USC by 2 PM, or earlier depending on traffic.

Sign up below! Seats are limited.