The International Connections team is a group of volunteers at FBC Durham who enjoy getting to know and serve people from all over the world.

We host a variety of activities and events in the Raleigh-Durham area that provide opportunities for internationals to practice English,
form friendships, learn about American culture, and study the Bible. 

Below are some of our opportunities to connect.
Click "Calendar" for an up-to-date schedule of activities! 

Activities Calendar

Connect Activities

English Conversation Classes

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

We offer classes at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels to help internationals improve their conversational English.

Children's activities are also available based on need.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 24. 


International Ladies

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30am

International Ladies is for international women to meet other international and American women for friendship, English Conversation, and Idioms classes. Childcare is also provided for children ages 4 and under!

Classes begin Thursday, September 8. 


Conversation Partners

Virtual or In-Person

We will work to pair international friends with American volunteers for conversational English practice at a time that works for you. Meetings can either be in-person or virtual. 

Starts in September depending on volunteer availability.  


Upcoming Events

International Welcome Picnic

Saturday, September 3 
11am - 2pm

Join us for a free picnic to start the semester!
We'll meet at Valley Springs Park (Map), enjoy food, games,
ball fields, tennis courts, and a disc golf course. 

No alcohol is permitted in the park; vegetarian options will be available. 

Learn More & Register

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There are many ways to connect with and serve the nations in Durham! In addition to serving in the patterns listed above, there are opportunities to help refugees, host internationals for dinner, pick up new students from the airport, and more. 

Express your interest in serving through one of our ongoing activities,
or ask a question to get the conversation started about your involvement!

Serving Interest Form

Ask a Question

For volunteer resources, please click the link below. 
Note: A password is required. 

Volunteer Resources