UI provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community.

Upcoming Events

May
17
Thu
2018
Annual Greek Festival in Greenville
May 17 – May 20 all-day

The Greenville Greek Festival is coming!

Join us May 17-20 at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral for four fantastic days of food, fun and the best gyros in town!

For more information and all of the events and activities click here.

May
22
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

May
23
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
May 23 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

May
24
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

May
25
Fri
2018
Calling All Retired/Semi-Retired Expats Living in the Upstate
May 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

If you are a  Retired or Semi-retired Expat living in the Upstate, we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats to share conversation about your experiences and travels.

We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month, September through May, at Roost.  We take the summers ‘off’ as we know many of our expats will be traveling across the seas during the summer months.
Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $10.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please click here to RSVP to Sandy so that she can be sure to reserve enough seating at Roost.
May
31
Thu
2018
HAPPINESS HAT-TITUDE
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

A women’s conference promoting productivity and success in benefit of AHAM, The Hispanic American Women’s Association.

Balancing happiness, among all the responsibilities women perform everyday within different environments, is a core competence for prosperity and economic growth as a whole.

Women of all ages and career stages are invited to engage in economic vitality and happiness management competences. There will be three breakout dialogues to choose from, one in Spanish, one in English with translation to Spanish, and one in English. This event includes networking opportunities, a plenary lunch, and a panel dialogue about “Bridging the Civility and Productivity Gap in the Upstate.” Women are encouraged to wear a hat or hairpiece as a statement of their happiness and success. Conference tickets are available https://hap-hat-gvl.eventbrite.com/


Georgina B. Nava of Generation Be Now, the event’s organizer, said she is so excited because Happiness Hat-Titude is once more enhancing the conference style. This event has been previously held at the Chamber of Commerce in Guadalajara Mexico  for women,  and at Team Labs in Madrid, Spain, for men and women, cross generational. The philosophy of the event is: “Balancing happiness among all the responsibilities as a core practice for prosperity and economic growth as a whole.”

About Generation Be Now, LLC. – A Productivity Coaching Firm that creates possibilities for organizations and individuals through multidisciplinary consulting. It’s aim is to empower through the acquisition of productivity practices for an integral and successful result. Georgina B. Nava, coaches her clients individually, and works with organizations by creating personalized plans towards success. She also produces workshops and events in USA, Mexico, and Europe, through which she educates and shares tools and practices for happiness management.
Jun
2
Sat
2018
Once Upon A Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, An Interactive Adventure, from June 2 thru September 9
Jun 2 all-day

June 2 through September 9

Don’t miss this bilingual exhibition (English and Spanish) which examines the significance of fairy tales throughout history and within different cultures/countries:

Anansi and the Talking Melon (Ghana)

Beauty and the Beast (France)

Jack and the Beanstalk (England)

Cinderella (France, China)

Thumbelina (Denmark)

                                              The Elves and the Shoemaker (Germany)

                                              Lo Po Po (aka Little Red Riding Hood, China)

There are many different goals associated with this exhibit, one of which is to explore cultural diversity.

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Book Club- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

Jun
12
Tue
2018
Hiking with the UIWG
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Grow Your Business Through Global Connections
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am

June 14, 2018 | Breakfast & Networking: 8 a.m. | Program: 8:30 a.m.

The Poinsett Club

How global is the Upstate and how does that impact your company and our regional economy? Join other middle market company representatives on June 14th for this great line-up of speakers.

GCC outreach event, Grow Your Business Through Global Connections. The goal of the event is to engage new middle market companies in the work of the GCC and introduce them to upcoming middle market programming.

Click here for the event registration page.

EVENT PARTNERS:

Innovision

SCRA

South Carolina Manufacturing

South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership

World Affairs Council Upstate

Please RSVP by noon on June 11th to secure your spot.

Short Walk with the UIWG
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group in a casual stroll around Greenville on the 2nd Thursday of every month! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo Parking Lot.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Jun
26
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jun
27
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
Jun 27 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

Jun
28
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jul
10
Tue
2018
Hiking with the UIWG
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Short Walk with the UIWG
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group in a casual stroll around Greenville on the 2nd Thursday of every month! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo Parking Lot.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jul
17
Tue
2018
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Jul
24
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Jul
25
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
Jul 25 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
9
Thu
2018
Short Walk with the UIWG
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group in a casual stroll around Greenville on the 2nd Thursday of every month! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo Parking Lot.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Hiking with the UIWG
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Ladies’ Night Out with the UIWG
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at a local internationally-themed restaurant with the women of Upstate International Women’s Group on the 3rd Thursday of every month. A different location is chosen each month, so make sure you check back to find out where to meet!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Aug
22
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
Aug 22 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

Aug
23
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Aug
28
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
8
Sat
2018
International Men’s Group Coffee
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am

Join the International Men’s Group

The mission of the International Men’s Group (IMG) is to welcome men of all nationalities to experience a world of exciting activities. Members of the IMG get a chance to expand their social life while doing what they enjoy.  International Men’s Group activities are free to join with an Upstate International membership.

Join today, and start exploring!  We are meeting at Coffee Underground at 9:00am on Saturday mornings, every other week from September through April, to discuss international events, international travel and to network.  All nationalities are welcome, whether you are born and raised in SC or an expat from far away, having an interest in the world around us is all that we ask.
Coffee Underground
9:00am
1 E. Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
For more information, email us!
Sep
11
Tue
2018
Hiking with the UIWG
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Short Walk with the UIWG
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group in a casual stroll around Greenville on the 2nd Thursday of every month! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo Parking Lot.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Sep
20
Thu
2018
Ladies’ Night Out with the UIWG
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at a local internationally-themed restaurant with the women of Upstate International Women’s Group on the 3rd Thursday of every month. A different location is chosen each month, so make sure you check back to find out where to meet!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
22
Sat
2018
International Men’s Group Coffee
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Join the International Men’s Group

The mission of the International Men’s Group (IMG) is to welcome men of all nationalities to experience a world of exciting activities. Members of the IMG get a chance to expand their social life while doing what they enjoy.  International Men’s Group activities are free to join with an Upstate International membership.

Join today, and start exploring!  We are meeting at Coffee Underground at 9:00am on Saturday mornings, every other week from September through April, to discuss international events, international travel and to network.  All nationalities are welcome, whether you are born and raised in SC or an expat from far away, having an interest in the world around us is all that we ask.
Coffee Underground
9:00am
1 E. Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
For more information, email us!
Sep
25
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
26
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
Sep 26 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Calling All Retired/Semi-Retired Expats Living in the Upstate
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm

 

If you are a  Retired or Semi-retired Expat living in the Upstate, we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats to share conversation about your experiences and travels.

We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month, September through May, at Roost.  We take the summers ‘off’ as we know many of our expats will be traveling across the seas during the summer months.
Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $10.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please click here to RSVP to Sandy so that she can be sure to reserve enough seating at Roost.
Oct
6
Sat
2018
Spartanburg International Festival 2018 Honors The Phillipines
Oct 6 all-day

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg International Festival is Sat, October 6, 2018 and our            honored country is Philippines.Map of Philippines

Long a hub of investment from businesses all over the globe, Spartanburg is truly an international city, with residents from more than 75 countries and more than 100 international businesses. To celebrate Spartanburg’s global appeal and its corresponding diversity the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival in 1985.

Today that festival has grown to become one of our city’s most popular, with more than 12,000 people descending on Barnet Park annually to celebrate and explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and much more.

International Festival 2018, coming October 6

International Men’s Group Coffee
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

Join the International Men’s Group

The mission of the International Men’s Group (IMG) is to welcome men of all nationalities to experience a world of exciting activities. Members of the IMG get a chance to expand their social life while doing what they enjoy.  International Men’s Group activities are free to join with an Upstate International membership.

Join today, and start exploring!  We are meeting at Coffee Underground at 9:00am on Saturday mornings, every other week from September through April, to discuss international events, international travel and to network.  All nationalities are welcome, whether you are born and raised in SC or an expat from far away, having an interest in the world around us is all that we ask.
Coffee Underground
9:00am
1 E. Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
For more information, email us!
Oct
9
Tue
2018
Hiking with the UIWG
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Short Walk with the UIWG
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join the Upstate International Women’s Group in a casual stroll around Greenville on the 2nd Thursday of every month! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo Parking Lot.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Oct
18
Thu
2018
Ladies’ Night Out with the UIWG
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at a local internationally-themed restaurant with the women of Upstate International Women’s Group on the 3rd Thursday of every month. A different location is chosen each month, so make sure you check back to find out where to meet!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Oct
20
Sat
2018
International Men’s Group Coffee
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

Join the International Men’s Group

The mission of the International Men’s Group (IMG) is to welcome men of all nationalities to experience a world of exciting activities. Members of the IMG get a chance to expand their social life while doing what they enjoy.  International Men’s Group activities are free to join with an Upstate International membership.

Join today, and start exploring!  We are meeting at Coffee Underground at 9:00am on Saturday mornings, every other week from September through April, to discuss international events, international travel and to network.  All nationalities are welcome, whether you are born and raised in SC or an expat from far away, having an interest in the world around us is all that we ask.
Coffee Underground
9:00am
1 E. Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
For more information, email us!
Oct
23
Tue
2018
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Oct
24
Wed
2018
UIWG Lunch & Laugh
Oct 24 @ 11:45 am

Join the International Women’s Group for our monthly lunch! We will be eating at the Midtown Deli (across from Costco) on Woodruff Rd.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
IWC Crafting Day
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Calling All Retired/Semi-Retired Expats Living in the Upstate
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm

 

If you are a  Retired or Semi-retired Expat living in the Upstate, we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats to share conversation about your experiences and travels.

We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month, September through May, at Roost.  We take the summers ‘off’ as we know many of our expats will be traveling across the seas during the summer months.
Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $10.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please click here to RSVP to Sandy so that she can be sure to reserve enough seating at Roost.
Nov
3
Sat
2018
International Men’s Group Coffee
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am

Join the International Men’s Group

The mission of the International Men’s Group (IMG) is to welcome men of all nationalities to experience a world of exciting activities. Members of the IMG get a chance to expand their social life while doing what they enjoy.  International Men’s Group activities are free to join with an Upstate International membership.

Join today, and start exploring!  We are meeting at Coffee Underground at 9:00am on Saturday mornings, every other week from September through April, to discuss international events, international travel and to network.  All nationalities are welcome, whether you are born and raised in SC or an expat from far away, having an interest in the world around us is all that we ask.
Coffee Underground
9:00am
1 E. Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
For more information, email us!