Friends Beyond Borders 2019 is an ASUN Student Government program that pairs domestic students and international students for a week starting on March 1st. Join us for a unique opportunity to experience different cultures and create new friendships. Students will be matched based on interests. Please reach out if you have any concerns.
Open to all UNL students and scholars.
- Thank you for your interest in Friends Beyond Borders 2019! We have in total 98 students signed up! If you are still interested, please contact us via email.
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- Scroll down to the last section for pictures and updates of Friends Beyond Borders 2019. Special thanks to Mia Hernandez and Brenda Maytorena for taking pictures throughout events.
"Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world." - John Evelyn
Friday, March 1st - Start the Friendship with Pizza!
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. | Nebraska City Union Food Court A&B
- Introduction of the program structure and ASUN.
- Meet and get to know your new friend and the group.
- Learn how to approach intercultural communication.
- Look forward to pizza and drinks.
Tuesday, March 5th - Sports Night
7:30 P.M. - TBD | Various Locations
- Meet at the ASUN Office in the Nebraska Union at 7:30 P.M.
- Four options: basketball at the City Rec Center, rock climbing at Outdoor Adventure Center, $5 movie night, board games in the ASUN Office.
Friday, March 8th - Game Night at Round One
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 PM. | Meet at Nebraska City Union Crib first!
Sponsored by UNL New Student Enrollment International Programs.
- Join us for a night of FREE bowling, karaoke, and arcade games!
- Please arrive early if you can; sign-in starts at 6:10 P.M.
- Transportation to Round One is provided. The first shuttle will leave at 6:30 P.M. approximately.
- Round One Location: 6100 O Street, Suite 190A Lincoln, NE
Saturday, March 9th - Brunch and Closing Remarks
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 PM. | Nebraska City Union Colonial Room
- Enjoy yummy brunch food.
- Share your experiences with the group.
- Create memories at the photo booth.
Weekend Events Suggestions
Below events are not sponsored by ASUN.
- Study at a coffee shop together.
- Try a new restaurant with your new friends.
- Take your new international friend to visit your family.
- If you're involved in Greek Life, introduce your house and traditions to your new international friend.
- Visit Morrill Hall | Sat & Sun | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Explore the temporary exhibition - Museum Builders: A Story of Fossils and Friendship.
- Visit Nebraska State Capitol | Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 12 PM- 5 PM.
- United States Hockey League - Lincoln Stars vs Omaha Lancers | Sat | 7:05 PM | $15
- Brazilian Carnaval Party 2019 | Sat | 9 PM – 12 AM | Rodizio Grill. The Annual Brazilian Carnaval Party organized by the Nebraska Chapter of the Partners of the Americas is back! Enjoy a fun night of celebration full of warmth, Brazilian music, cultural experience and much more!
- Orion Walsh w/Jason Martin-Tardy | Sat | 8 PM – 10 PM | Crescent Moon
- Trials of Spring | Sun | 2 PM – 4 PM | Nebraska Union Colonial Room. Watch the story of a young Egyptian woman who travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to 60 years of military rule.