Fort Collins International Center (FCIC)
The Fort Collins International Center (FCIC) is a non-profit community organization for those eager to learn about and share the riches of our world’s cultures one person at a time. Since 1967, volunteers have been providing the Fort Collins area with programs and activities designed to build friendships and develop understanding among people from around the world. The Office of International Programs recognizes Fort Collins International Center as our official volunteer organization. Together we support international students, their families and the broader community with various programs.
FCIC runs the following programs: Download their flyer here.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB: Come meet new friends every Friday at the International House (1400 W. Elizabeth). You do not have to live in International House to attend.
OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Explore beautiful Colorado and connect with your new home in a fun and active way. Each month, the FCIC organizes outdoor activities for all interested students and community members. The aim of outdoor activities is to provide an active and fun environment for students and community members to enjoy the beauty of Colorado and surrounding states on occasion together. Activities vary from hiking and skiing to snow-shoeing and river rafting trips.
WOMEN’S CLUB: This weekly social gathering is a great way for international women to build community. On Friday mornings, the Women’s Club spends time getting to know each other and discusses a different topic each meeting. Kids are welcome!
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS PROGRAM: Would you like to build some relationships off campus and get more invested in the Fort Collins community and American culture? Then we encourage you to sign up for this program, which pairs you with a Fort Collins family or individual who is committed to sharing their lives with you. You can expect to get together with your International Friend for activities or holidays at least once a month.
GLOBAL AMBASSADORS STUDENT PROGRAM (GASP): Global Ambassadors are CSU International Students who share their culture with classrooms and community groups. You will also enhance your resume, practice your presentation skills, meet new people and make new friends. Everyone is welcome to become a speaker!
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY: Twice a month, students and community members share their experiences of other countries or their home country. Every 2nd Tuesday, the public is invited to attend at the Old Town Library in the large community room at 7 p.m. Every 4th Thursday, the same presenters speak again at the Harmony Library on the Front Range Community College Campus at 7 p.m. Volunteer today if you would like to share your country with the local community! Contact Mark Oberschmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENGLISH CLASSES: Practice your English and make new friends at these free classes! Conversational English classes (for men and women) occur every Monday at Aggie Village from 9:30-11 a.m., and every Thursday at University Village from 9:30-11 a.m. These classes offer language help for all levels, and offer insight into American customs and build community with others.