Who are we?
AWS International Women’s Group is an organization of like-minded international women seeking to make purposeful connections with each other, while providing philanthropic support to local charities that are truly making a difference in the lives of others. While originally founded by Americans, women of all nationalities are warmly invited to join this incredibly diverse group. We proudly welcome members from six continents representing over twenty nationalities.
Philanthropy is the core of AWS International Women's Group. Our charities make a huge difference in the lives of local people in need. Through them, we present our members with the opportunity to truly make an immediate and lasting difference in a world that desperately needs these acts of kindness. Our members love knowing that their kindness is helping other immediately. They also love knowing that their efforts will continue to have an lasting impact long after they leave.
We are glad you are here! Whether it's the first stop along your expat journey or you have become a seasoned traveller, we are so happy to have you join us!
Connected friendship: You are instantly connected to a larger group of women brought together through our adventures of living abroad.
Resources: Every year, AWS International Women’s Group publishes an eagerly anticipated guidebook for our members. If you are new to the area and are trying to find contacts for the myriad of services you need to get your family established in Surrey, this guide is full of resources that will help you do just that.
Exclusive experiences: Our amazing club members curate unique experiences to get you immersed in your English life. From book club to hiking to art and gin -- there's something for everyone. We have 16 unique activity groups running now! Our experiences have even gone digital! Join one group or fill your whole week with fun, the choice is yours.
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Thank-you to our sponsors!
About the group
The American Women of Surrey (AWS), International Women's Group, is a not-for-profit club founded in 1975 to provide a welcoming atmosphere for expatriates and their families living in Surrey. We offer social, cultural, and philanthropic opportunities for our 230+ members representing more than 30 nationalities.