Round the World WomenEleanor Singleton and Peggy Gage founded Round the World Women nearly 50 years ago to welcome international women associated with the colleges, universities and businesses in the Amherst area.
RWW gives international women an opportunity to get out and meet other women in similar circumstances. The meetings are on Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30 during the fall and spring semesters.The volunteers help the international women learn about the area and make connections to local people and places. The friendships and connections made through RWW result in a valuable, supportive community like no other. Our programs and volunteers can answer many questions and offer support to ease the transition to life here in Amherst.
Women from as many as 25 countries participate, and are pleased to be able to share their cultures, customs, and food with the American women as well. The American volunteers, while teaching about life here, feel they gain as much, or more, than they give. They make friends from all over the world and learn about other cultures. RWW has helped more than 2000 women over the last 50 years.
Gerry Harvey has been chairwoman of Round the World Women for over 10 years. Guided by her interest in people of all cultures, she has dedicated her time and energy to this group, which includes women from 25 nations around the world.