Bridges International (Bridges)

Multicultural, Religious/Spiritual, Service & Volunteerism

Description

Bridges International is a student organization that seeks to help ISU's international students through service activities (conversational English, understanding/adapting to American culture, and additional transition needs), social activities, and spiritual resources.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File ISUBridgesInternationalConstitution.doc
Tier Campus Organization

Membership Information

Student Members 30
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 21
Allowed Members Students, Faculty/Staff, Community Members
Allowed Officers Students
Membership Qualifications Membership shall be open to anyone who has an active interest in Bridges International activities
Membership Restrictions None
Elections/Selection At the end of the Spring Semester
Meetings "Coffee, Tea, and English" Conversational English Meeting - Fridays 4:30-6

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

1) "Coffee, Tea, and English" Conversational English - Weekly opportunity for international students to build friendships and practice their English with American students and community members. 2) "Family Groups" - Weekly event in which International students are invited to share a meal in an American home, building new friendships, and exploring what the Bible has to say about life, relationships, and God.

Description of Special Events

1) "Vision Conference" - The Vision Conference is a 5-day journey for international students and their American friends, sponsored by Bridges International. We gather daily for energetic meetings with live music and engaging speakers to investigate life’s deepest questions. Together, with the Bible as our guide, we will explore what it means to be in relationship with God and other people. We will also discover a new American city through touring and fun activities. Vision is a great place to make new friends and deepen current friendships. 2) Spring Break Trip - Fun opportunity to explore an American city with other international students and American friends from ISU.