Welcome to the International Lounge

Whether you’re from India, Japan, Pakistan, America or anywhere in the world then the International Lounge is the place for you! 

The Lounge offers a place for people of the same culture, or for people who have an interest in that culture, to come together to chat about everything from food to daily gossip to helping each other learn the language!

Every country under the sun is catered for in the Lounge so check out some of our busiest societies…

the indian society

The Indian Society

Did you know there exists a 'disappearing' temple in India?In the state of Gujrat exists a temple called Stambheshwar Mahadev. This temple is about 150 years old and is located at the Bay of Cambay. During times of high tide, this temple is completely submerged in water and so is no longer visible on land. Then, as the tide gets low again, the temple is once again slowly unveiled to any on lookers.

Share your knowledge here or chat to others about India's culture. 

The Polish Society

The Polish Society

Poland is the home of Europe's last ancient forest, Bialowieza Primeval Forest.

It covers an area of 150,000 hectares and is home to 800 Bison - Europe's heaviest land animal.

Do you know any more interesting tidbits about Poland? 

The Japanese Society

The Japanese Society

There's an island in Japan that's full of rabbits called Okunoshima - better known as Rabbit Island - which is home to thousands of the furry creatures, and has become a popular tourist destination. Dogs and cats are banned on the islands, so with a largely predator-free zone, the numbers continue to grow. 

Do you know any other islands dedicated to animals? Join the Japanese Society here. 

The USA Society

The USA Society

The flag represents freedom and liberty. It consists of 13 alternating red and white stripes to represent the 13 colonies, and 50 white stars to represent the 50 states. The colours each symbolise different values:

Red = valor and bravery
White = purity and innocence
Blue = vigilance, perseverance and justice

Join fellow Americans in the USA Society to meet new friends here. 

Join in the discussion in the International Lounge

We have tons of friendly societies in the International Lounge; here are our top picks:

The Pakistani Society 

The Somali Society 

The Turkish Society 

The Persian Society 

The African Society 

The Iraqi Society 

The Malaysian Society 

The Afghan Society 

The Asian Society 

The Norwegian Society 

Take part in our poll: What's your favourite country? Vote here!