International students at Cambridge University

With thousands of internationals at Cambridge University, it's a great place to enjoy meeting people from all over the world!

iConnect Cafe

Join us at iConnect Cafe every Friday in the Henry Martyn Hall, 5-7pm for a fun evening connecting with others. We meet every Friday during term and love meeting international undergrads, post-grads and visiting scholars. 

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Welcoming students

At the start of every year, the International Student Welcome is run over several weeks in September and October by CGS in partnership with CICCU, CCCF, local churches and Friends International. We enjoy meeting students at the various welcome events: Afternoon Cream Teas, Walks to Grantchester, Really Useful Tours and many others. The ISW dinners at the end of the welcome period are a highlight. 

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International student welcome
International Student Welcome

When you arrive in Cambridge you may find us waiting for you at the train or bus station. During ISW, we run lots of different events to help new international students meet others, adjust to the university and start their year well. 

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International Freshers Week

For undergraduates, this is a great way to meet other internationals and find someone to help you adjust to the city. 

Throughout the year

Don't worry if you missed the welcome period! Here are some ways you can join some events throughout  the year. 

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CGS Bible Study groups

The Christian Graduate Society run weekly Bible studies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, alongside getting together as a whole society. These groups are for anyone who would like to read and discuss the Bible, even if they would not call themselves a Christian. If you would like to join a group or ask questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with them. 

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Chinese Fellowship

The Cambridge Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCCF) is a community of friends in and around Cambridge, primarily of Chinese origin, who are centred on the person of Jesus. Apart from weekly Cell Group meetings, they also organise events such as Lunar New Year celebrations. Check out their website for more info.

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College Groups

The Cambridge Christian Union (CICCU) have weekly meetings in small groups in colleges, simply known as 'college groups'. These groups are friendly environments for people who wish to explore the Christian faith to do so together, supporting each other in warm friendship. Contact a CICCU member from your college here: 

Christmas meal
Christmas meal

CGS host a Christmas meal for internationals who are still in Cambridge after term has ended. 

If you would like to find out about this, we will be posting details nearer the time to the International Student Instagram page: @isw-cambridge

Big questions
Big Questions

Big Questions is a series of lunchtime talks during term which is open to all students. Each week a speaker will address an issue or topic from a Christian perspective. Questions are always welcome. Do come along. 
These talks will be a mixture of in-person and online events. They are recorded for you to watch anytime. Click below for a link to their Facebook page.

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Events Weeks Cambridge

Each February, CICCU put on a whole week of talks, events and discussions about the Christian faith. All students are invited to come along to hear what is being said, ask questions and be part of this week. 

In 2022, 'Pursuit' was our theme and you can still see videos from the event on the Pursuit website below.