BBNC has given me opportunities to meet wonderful ladies from many different

countries and backgrounds. I have made great friendships too. We all have

experienced being newcomers and understand the feelings and situations we go through.

We all look for company, support and fun. You get to know many cultures, many

hidden treasures in the Detroit area, experiences like being a fashion model,

dressing up and dancing all night at a dinner party with your husband and friends,

go on group tours that you alone could not go to… Practice Yoga, NIA, Zumba,

cooking, learn about healthcare and life goal setting…Any activity can be

shared with your initiative! The best way to spend your stay in Michigan.

I am really happy to be part of the BBNC!

(Ryoko Y.)


Two years ago, my family and I repatriated from six years overseas.

We were told the transition back to the US would be most difficult

for me, the mom. . . and it was. BBNC gave me quick connections here.

It’s similar to the expat clubs I belonged to and loved overseas.

I chose activities like Euchre and book club to get started, and found many others

to enjoy as well. I also feed my interests in different cultures through BBNC

(J., USA)


Joining the BBNC 3 years ago was a good decision for me.

I connect with enthusiastic women from all over the world; and together

we explore our new home. I have visited places I would have never found myself

and I learned so much about Detroit and all it has to offer.

I highly recommend the BBNC to anyone who wants to expand their world.

It’s interesting, inspiring, exiting and a lot of fun!



Moving to a new place, starting a new life is not that hard when you join BBNC.

We have all the support you need to be in a strange place.

But mose important we have all the activities.

As a new member myself, my life has changed for the better.

(D., China-USA)


BBNC is a wonderful social network that helps people integrate better in the US.

It allowed me to meet people from different horizons and experiences and it’s

very enriching.

It’s nice to learn about different cultures through those people.

(J., Lebanon)


I enjoy meeting people from all around the world.

It is a great opportunity to become more open-minded.

Also I like to do something beside all the housework (like a volunteering job).

(K., Germany)


I especially enjoy the weekly sporting activities: walking, paddle tennis, tennis,

and I am looking forward to trying Nia. I also like to join in the venturing out,

monthly luncheons, Arabic culture and the daytime euchre.

My husband and I also participate in the different couples events.

Although I must say one of my most favorite activities is the lunch group I joined

about 2 years ago. It is always a great meal with good conversation which is

a great way to try new recipes and make good friends.

(K., USA)


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