Japanese Student Visits a Pumpkin Patch with Her FFIS Conversation Friend

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FFIS’ Conversation Friend Program is a unique opportunity for volunteers to connect with a University of Oregon international student during the student’s first year in Eugene. The student and volunteer are matched on the basis of shared interests. They meet for around one hour per week in a public setting.

What the volunteer and student choose to do is up to them.  FFIS member Jean McClain recently took her conversation friend Yui to the Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm.  It was Yui’s first time to visit a pumpkin patch and go on a hay ride.  She clearly enjoyed the experience as the bright smile in these pictures show.

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We can always use more volunteers!  If you’re interested in learning more or participating, send an e-mail to FFIS.ConversationFriends@gmail.com or give us a call.  Craig Biersdorff (541-517-7652) or June Brooks (541-714-7735) will be in touch with you to answer your questions.

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