Special Events
Most of the following events contain some Christian content. All of our ministry offerings are voluntary participation. You are welcome regardless of your religious beliefs.
     
International Beach Retreat
Each year, over Labor Day weekend in September, the Briarwood International Outreach takes a trip to Laguna Beach, Florida. Come join us for a fun time and enjoy the sun, sand, games, and meeting new friends. This trip takes place shortly after school begins in the fall semester, and is just in time for new international students at UAB to meet other internationals and Americans.
 
        
 
 
Fun Nights

Fun Nights are our time for fun and friendship. We do different programs including dinner, games, movies, Xbox, bowling, ice-skating, cultural night, etc. These events are held throughout the school year.

 

 
     
     
Fun Outings: Picnics, Hiking and Sight-Seeing Trips

Periodically, we host picnics which offer food, games, fun, and fellowship! Each year, we go to homes of Briarwood members with lake houses, which gives people the opportunity for water fun, fishing, and sports. We also host several hiking trips and sight-seeing trips to to local, in-state, and out-of-state attractive places. Many internationals take advantage of this break from their studies to enjoy outdoor activities and visit with others.

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Christmas Party
  Each December, we host an International Christmas Party for internationals and their families. We have refreshments, Christmas music, wonderful times with friends, performances, and explanation about Christmas.