International Cultural Exchanges
Cultural exchange groups meet once or twice per month at the homes of diplomats and volunteers. These groups are free of charge. In the event of inclement weather, cultural exchanges will be cancelled if the school district where the meeting is being hosted cancels school.
Book Discussion: This group meets on the last Friday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm to discuss international literature. Volunteers host and lead discussions. Contact: Marilyn Horwood email@example.com (703) 620-9373
Bridge: This group plays contract bridge in the informal setting of volunteers’ homes every Monday from 10:00am-2:00pm. A fundamental understanding of bridge is required to participate. Contacts: Denise Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 533-2162; Juliana Madan email@example.com (703) 560-6578
Home Hospitality: Diplomats may request to be hosted by volunteers in their homes to share a family dinner, weekend brunch, afternoon picnic, barbeque, or holiday celebration. Contact: Kathie Klass KJKlass@aol.com (202) 337-8274
Geographic Cultural Exchange Groups: These meetings are hosted by volunteers and provide an informal setting in which to discuss topics of mutual interest. Current meeting times are:
Potomac - 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings
Contact: Nancy Coyle firstname.lastname@example.org (301) 404-5996
Culture-Specific Exchange Groups: Individuals meet informally to polish language skills and to explore cultures. The African, Arabic, and Japanese groups showcase cultures and are conducted in English. The groups identified by asterisks (*) are conducted in the referenced language. Current meeting times are:
Arabic - 4th Monday
Contact: Abeba Telahun email@example.com (301) 957-3585
Chinese - 2nd Sunday mornings
Contact: Kris Day firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 645-0122
French - 2nd Mondays
THIS VOLUNTEERS: Please access the Cultural Exchanges Report that has been provided to help Committee members report after each meeting. Click here to download the form.