For more information, or to join a small group, contact us!

A more detailed list of our activities with contact information for each group’s leader is distributed regularly to IWG members via email.

Mondays

AREA COFFEE SOCIAL

The coffee social is great chance to meet all our members. Everyone is welcome, we are happy to greet newcomers and provide all possible support. Coffees take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There are two locations: in Wilanów and at the Zloty Tarasy Mall downtown.

A summer coffee morning in the centrum
A summer coffee morning in the centrum

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LET’S PRACTICE SPANISH!

Would you like to meet once a month for lunch or dinner and talk in Spanish? Thought for non-native speakers who would like to refresh their Spanish. Also, native Spanish speakers are welcome and please bring some stories from your own land.

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Tuesdays

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CHOIR IN WARSAW

We are a group of ladies who love music and who enjoy singing together. We sing popular, classical, and traditional songs in many different languages.  Aside from our weekly rehearsals, we have two performances each year, so that our friends and families can hear us. We have a monthly fee (50 PLN per month), which pays for our accompanist. Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on the Mokotów/ Ursynów area.

Womens Choir

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MAHJONG

Mahjong is a Chinese game played with domino-like tiles, comparable to a card game like rummy. In the IWG we play by the Mahjong Competition Rules established in 1998. This version of mahjong includes an exciting mix of strategy and luck. Tuesdays, weekly, 10:00 a.m., at various locations.

MOMMY MEET-UP

A group of international mums and kids that meet weekly to play and discuss life in Poland. It’s an excellent support network from pregnancy until school age! Tuesdays, weekly, at 10:00 a.m., various locations including local parks.

THE COACHING MAKEOVER

The goal would be to offer different types of coaching services to our members. Types of coaching could be: business, career, beauty & style, family, leadership, productivity, etc. The coaching will hold every two weeks before Christmas; Start from January 2019 will be hold weekly.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you like photography? Would you like to go around Warsaw taking some good photos?  And then share our tips for photos while having a cup of tea? No matter whether you use a professional camera or your cell-phone, the important thing is to take the photos that you like. Beginners, amateurs and professionals are welcome to have fun with photography.

Photography Group

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Wednesdays

FRENCH CONVERSATION

For learning and improving the French language through topics selected from member’s everyday lives. All levels are welcome! Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at La Civetta café in Sadyba.

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POLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Everyone is welcome to our Polish Conversation Group. We talk in Polish or work on homework from other, formal Polish classes. Meeting 2-3 times per month.

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STRETCH WORKOUT CLASS

Stretch Work is mix of yoga and floor ballet. Good for neck and spine, to relieve stressed body parts.

Stretch Class

BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH THE BODY

A series of workshops for women who aim at strengthening their resilience capabilities. Resilience is the way of bouncing back after difficult experiences. Somatics treats a human being as a whole without a separation between body, mind, and emotions. This is a “closed” group for those committed to work during all 3 sections of Somatic workshops, each section last 3-4 hours.


Thursdays

ASIAN CULTURE GROUP

Share various cultural insights in art, language, fashion, cookery, etc with each other. Open for all Asian and non-Asian members. Each month, the group arranges different cultural activities. Please come and share your experience and culture with us! First and third Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at various locations.

Asian Culture

IWG BOOK CLUB

We choose 10 books in May (1 per month thus excluding July and August), read them and discuss the chosen book. First Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, various locations.

Active Walking Group

Friendly, social group open to all ages and fitness levels. Approx.8.5 km takes in two of the most beautiful parks in Warsaw, lovely in every season. One starting point for the more energetic for full route, or second for the last half only. The walk finishes around 11:15 am at Cafe Kafka where we enjoy a chat plus delicious brunch, lunch or cake and coffee. It is important to confirm your attendance.

The Active Walkers in Lazienka Park.
The Active Walkers in Lazienka Park.

QUILTING GROUP

The quilting group is for patchwork lovers. We meet in different members’ homes. It’s a small group limited to 12 women. We have an English speaking teacher who helps each of the members choose fabric, patterns etc. Each member chooses their own project. Thursday, biweekly, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., various locations.

quilts
Just one of the quilting group’s beautiful creations.

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ARTHUR MURRAY SOCIAL DANCE GROUP

We meet once a week to learn basics of the most popular social dances, improve grace and poise, develop fluidity of movement, add elegant arm-styling and increase self-confidence through dancing. 14:00-15:00

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Fridays

ENGLISH CONVERSATION

Beginner-level English conversation practice. The emphasis is not on grammar but on conversational fluency through talking about members’ countries and life experiences. Fridays, weekly, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at La Civetta café in Sadyba.

English conversation

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MODERN DANCE

Modern Dance with different music It’s not to memorize steps, more to relax and refresh your body and mind. Beginners are welcome.

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Occasional Groups

COOKING GROUP

The international cooking group is a monthly meeting at a group member’s house. The host alternates and the host will show how to cook their favorite recipes (preferably 2-3 recipes).  Limited to 12 members. Monthly, alternate days and locations, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WORKING WOMEN’S GROUP

We meet once or twice a month for drinks and dinner and share the joys and challenges of being an employed expat! Please join our Facebook page  for information on the next event! (You don’t need to be actually working to come to our dinners!) We look forward to meeting you! Various weekday evenings, various locations.

ART, MUSIC & THEATRE CLUB

The art club meets up usually once per month for guided museum, opera or philharmonic tours. The tours schedule is posted on IWG web site usually 2 weeks before the event.

SOCIAL EVENTS

At various times throughout the year IWG social events are organized. These will always be communicated in advance via the newsletter, email and Facebook page. They include weekend family BBQ, lunches, dinners and ladies’ nights. Time, dates and locations vary.

A wine tasting night.
An IWG wine tasting evening.

NEWCOMERS’ ORIENTATION

Moving to a new country can be overwhelming. The IWG offers support and information to help you settle, and offers Buddy support if needed.  Open to particularly new members, existing members are welcome too!

FOOD PSYCHOLOGY

While we often have the best intentions to eat healthier, this is often a challenging task. Many people use food as a coping mechanism to deal with negative emotions or stress, boredom, anxiety. By learning how to make healthier and more mindful choices you may be able to change the eating habits and develop positive, healthy relationship with food. There will be 5 sections or more if needed. Starts from the beginning of November 2018.

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