HOST (Hospitality for Overseas Students) is a platform for international students and young professionals in Groningen. As a Christian group we offer the international students coming to Groningen a place to meet, make new friends from all over the world, and encounter God.
If you study in Groningen or plan to do so and you want to meet fellow (international) students, come to an activity of HOST! Some of you will stay here for longer studying or working, others will leave after a semester or even after some weeks, but no matter for how long you stay here, we hope that HOST will be a place for you where you will feel at home away from home.
Activities HOST-IFES organizes bible study groups: small groups who come together one evening a week to study a part of the Bible, and exchange and learn from one another what this means for our daily life. We also have a basics Biblestudy group. If you’re interested to know more about all your questions relating to Jesus and the Christian faith you’re welcome to join a Basic Biblestudy group. It will be a small personal group who will meet for dinner and after that will look to the basics of Christianity in the life of Jesus written in the Bible.
Besides the Biblestudy groups, every Friday evening we come together for fun activities as cultural evenings, games and movie nights, etc., and fellowship and discussion evenings on various subjects. For more information on the next activities, go to the “Upcoming activities”. Through the Facebook grouppage of HOST-IFES we’ll keep you informed on the details of the activities, and on this page you’ll also be able to sign up for them. Although signing up for a Friday evening event is not compulsory (you always can show up!), we’ll usually ask you to let us know if you’re planning to come, especially if there is a meal involved, as we have to know how much food will be needed.