Beyond the Gray

14 September, 2012

Come join us Monday, 1st October 2012 @ 7:30

To discover Aberdeen from a different light!

Appropriately dubbed the Granite City, it is often difficult to see beyond the gray, but hiding amongst the trees is a beautiful city, in a beautiful country.



(Seaton Park, a 2 minute walk from campus!)

 Come prepared to “shop” as our new members are given the opportunity to seek out great essentials left from past AWF members.

AWF members with cars will be happy to drive you and your free stuff home!

 We will start with a short Scottish vocabulary lesson from a Scotland native and a Scottish snack/food tasting.  AWF’ers bring your favorite “only in the UK” snack to share.  

 We will be meeting at Katie Boswell’s flat.  E-mail Katie for further information and with what snack you are bringing, so we don’t have an influx of one thing.


Bible study group night out

5 September, 2012


Welcome to New Students and their Families!

2 September, 2012

October 12th we will be gathering at the Chaplaincy Hall for a chance to meet all the new students and their families. Save the date, because we are excited to meet you! Details to follow.

A Cheese Tasting!

23 August, 2012

The next AWF gathering is all about Cheese!

When: Monday September 3rd 7:30

Where: Krisi’s Flat

What to bring: Bring a cheese to share!

Hope to see you there! 

Moving to Aberdeen?

1 August, 2012

Are you preparing to move to Aberdeen?  Contact us and let us know.  We want to know your plans and arrival date so we can welcome you!  Check out our contact page and get in touch.  We also have a facebook private group we can add you to.

You may find this post helpful as well:

Preparation For New Arrivals

14 July, 2012
What: We will be putting together Welcome packets for the new individuals and families coming to the University this Fall. Don’t worry there will be food and fun fellowship too 🙂
Where: Julie’s Flat
When: 7:30pm, Monday, August 6th
What to bring: Please try to bring 7 or 8 of one small item to put into the welcome packets. Here are some basic ideas, but I’m sure there are so many more! Your item does not need to cost any money. It can be something you already have or can get for free!
* bus route map
* local aberdeen map
* phone book(could just bring 1)
* cute tea bags
* notecard with a scripture on it
* coupons
* Handwritten card/note of welcome
* business cards, menus, or flyers for your favorite restaurants
* tourist flyers (such as castles, gardens, things for kid etc)
* outlet converters (you can even just bring one of these and we can see how many we get 🙂
* any other small item you feel like would be helpful or welcoming!
–> RSVP Julie ( and let her  know what you think you’ll bring so that we don’t end up with too many of one item. Thanks for your help!
Also – if you need a lift or can give a lift let a leader know.

Items we like to import

1 July, 2012

In Scotland there are lots of different foods to try, but sometimes I miss things from home that are hard to get here, like a Butterfinger candy bar.  I definitely recommend enjoying the foods here and the different things you’ll find.  I try to focus on the many foods I like here instead of whining about missing other things.  I miss good Mexican food from home, but I also really enjoy the delicious Indian cuisine I’ve found here!  I’ve never had a NutterButter cookie here, but I really like the chocolate digestive biscuits (graham cracker cookies) here.  Many of my American friends and I have enjoyed packing American treats in our suitcases or asking American visitors to bring over items we miss.  Along with some friends I’ve compiled a list of “things we like to import.”  These items are either difficult to find or more expensive here.  Some of them can be ordered online or bought in specialty stores.  Also, sometimes the general item is available, but not the particular brand you might favor.  For instance….you will find lots of peanut butter, but not “JIF” brand.  I hope you enjoy the list! -Rachel Ann p.s. please feel free to leave comments!



A1 Steak sauce


Butterscotch Chips

Cake Mix (Special)

Cornbread Mix (Jiffy, any)

Cheerios (Plain)



Chex Mix

Cream of Wheat


Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Fruit Roll-ups

Goldfish (cheese crackers)

Good Earth Tea

Grape Jelly/Jam


Hot sauce

Iced Tea (Lipton)

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Louisiana Cajun Étouffée Mix

Louisiana Cajun Gumbo Mix

Mac n Cheese in box (Annie’s, Kraft, etc.)

Nuts (more pricey here)

Onion Soup Mix (Lipton)

Peanut Butter (JIF)

Pickles (whole sweet)

Pop Tarts (Brown Sugar and Cinnamon)

Powdered Drink Mixes (Cystal Light, Gatorade)

Pudding Instant mix

Pumpkin (canned)

Ranch Mix Seasoning Packets

Ranch Dressing (Kraft, Hidden Valley)

Salad Dressings (special)

Saltine Crackers

Soy Sauce (Kikkoman Low Sodium)

Specialty Chocolate chips

Steak Sauce/Seasoning

Tabasco Sauce

Teddy Grahams


Tuna (Star Kist brand in can)
Wheat Thins





Candy Corn

Hot Tamales

Jolly Ranchers

Laffy Taffy

Payday candy bars

Peanut Butter M&Ms

Red Hots

Reeses Peanut Butter cups/ pieces

Sour Patch Kids
Unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate 





Benadryl for children
Chapstick brand chapstick

Deodorant (Secret, Arm & Hammer)

Expectorant (guaifenesin) in pill form

Mascara (Covergirl Lash Blast)

Nyquil and Dayquil cold medicine

Triaminic (Children’s)

Ziploc bags