The International Society hold all kinds of events throughout the year. There are several cultural evenings every term where our wonderful volunteers will teach you about all about their country and culture, provide you with several courses of home-cooked traditional food, as well as entertaining you with traditional stories, dances and games. There is also the Hospitality Scheme where you can visit a traditional British family as well as weekly 5-a-side football with players from all over the world.

Our events are organised by the International 16 project; a group of 16 students from 16 different countries who work, learn and play together throughout the year. For more information about the International 16 and how to apply, please click the link below.

Our current timetable

The Hospitality Scheme

5-a-side Football

Events policy

Volunteer to help with events

Home from home

The Hospitality Scheme arranges for students to visit a British home on a number of occasions during their time in Manchester. This gives them the chance to experience something of everyday British life. Once linked with a family, students are invited to the home to share in a meal, perhaps Sunday lunch, afternoon tea or even a day trip out with the family. To apply to take part please click on the link below. Please note that the Hospitality Scheme is available only to International Society MEMBERS.

Unfortunately, due to high demand, we may not always be able to link you with a family, but we will always get back to you and let you know either way.

Everyone welcome (even Messi and Ronaldo...)

We play regular 5-a-side (and occasionally larger-sided) football at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield. The games are friendly and informal, with players from all over the world. All abilities, all ages, all fitness-levels are welcome and nobody keeps score! The games cost £3 for members and £4 for non-members (for a one hour game). The games are organised from our mailing list so sign up and join in!

Where do the events take place?

All our events take place on our Oxford Road offices: 327 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG.

Change I change my ticket?

Yes, however you will need to bring your ticket to the office at least one week in advance of the event taking place.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds are given if you bring your ticket to the office at least one week in advance of the event taking place.


No money can be refunded if you do not show up on the day of the event or are late. The Society and staff cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, or injury sustained by participants in international society events.

Any questions? Let us know.

The International Society holds a wide variety of events throughout the year and all are organised by our dedicated volunteers. Our national evenings are organised exclusively by the International 16 group. The group are selected through interviews at the start of the year and work together on the national evenings and other projects all year long. To find out more about the International 16 and how to apply to take part click on the link below.

If you have any further questions about the International 16 or anything in connection with International Society events please use the contact form on the right. Click on the button below to find out more about the project.

Any questions? Get in touch


International Society
William Kay House
327 Oxford Road
M13 9PG


The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commission number is 521248.


The International Society has been promoting international friendship and celebrating cultural diversity since 1966.

© International Society 2017

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