The 7 things of the Persian New Year

“It’s hard to work together when you don’t have the same rules and you can’t communicate well.” That’s just one of the lessons we learned last week during our interesting and sometimes frustrating game called Barnga. I’d tell you all about it, but then it would spoil the game for your first time to play it! In order to help us work together better, we thought we should continue to learn more about each others’ cultures! This week we’ll celebrate the Persian New Year as it is celebrated throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, and you can find out what the 7 things are! You won’t want to miss it! Check out the facebook group Bridges International at UT for pictures from this weekend’s potluck and more!

J-1 Café

Join us for an evening games, friends, and great conversation!
Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
SAC Room 1.118
(look for the Bridges International sign)

Potluck!

We hope you all had a great Spring Break! We had a pretty awesome retreat dancing the night away with the XBox Kinect. Check out the facebook group Bridges International at UT to see some good pictures, some crazy video, or to upload your own from the retreat!

Tonight at the J-1 Café: Join us for an evening games, friends, and great conversation!
Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
SAC Room 1.118 (look for the Bridges International sign)

Potluck!

Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Meet us at the 7601 Northcrest/Prairie Dell bus stop at 6:30 p.m.

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We’re having another international potluck this Sunday! If you missed it last time, we had some awesome food from all over the world! Bring some food from your own culture and try some from another! The house is near the 7601 Northcrest/Prairie Dell bus stop, and you can take the 1M, 1L, or 10 to it. If you need help bringing your food and need a ride, send us an email.

Hola Tejas!

This week we’ll try to explore the Latin roots of Texas with some Mexican food, a little bit of dancing, and some games and activities! We’ll also have a piñata, which is a shape made out of paper and plaster with candy inside. You get to smash it and take the candy!

J1 Café: Hola Tejas!
Join us for an evening of celebrating the Latin roots of Texas with free Mexican food, a short Salsa lesson, activities, and a chance with the piñata! It’ll be a smash!

Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
SAC Room 2.120 (UPSTAIRS)
(look for the Bridges International sign)

First Thursdays on South Congress


First Thursday is basically like one big block party, and it is perfect for all ages. On the first Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late, and some have special sales. Click here to take a virtual tour!
Meet at 7 p.m. outside Starbucks at the Texas Union to come with us. We’ll be taking a party bus!
Don’t forget to bring some cash for food and your ID if you want to take the public bus back on your own!

Get connected and build Bridges…

Join us this week as we kick off the 2012 Spring semester with a new day and location for Lunch on Campus and a new location for the J1 Café.  These are great opportunities for you to get connected (or re-connected) to other students from around the world.

Lunch on Campus

Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Atrium, next to O’s Café, McCombs School of Business
Take a break together! Join us for a community lunch together. Bring your food, buy it there, or just show up!

J1 Café 2012 Begins!

Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
SAC (Student Activity Center) Room 1.106
Join us for an evening of meeting friends, learning about each others’ cultures, and growing together at the J1 Café!  There will be games, snacks, drinks, and many opportunities to connect with each other. Throughout the semester we’ll host different activities, discussions, and cultural spotlights in which you can share with us about your home country!

Spring 2012: About J-1 Café

We host a weekly gathering for all international students to promote friendships, leadership, and authenticity. American students and community members are invited to build relationships, help new international students adjust to life in the U.S., and learn about other cultures.

We meet every Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This semester we have to move the location around a bit. Check the blog, the facebook page, or follow us on twitter for updated information.