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EAT (Experience American Tastes) Program

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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is proud to announce the return of the Experience American Tastes (EAT) Program for Fall 2017!

In honor of International Education Week, we invite all GSU faculty and staff to host international students and scholars at your home for a “traditional” American meal on the evening of Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Research indicates that international students rarely get the opportunity to experience the inside of an American home during their studies. We would love to have you join us for this unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, show your support for our international students and scholars, and contribute to a positive U.S. experience for them. The Spring 2017 EAT Program was GSU’s largest such gathering yet, and we hope to have even more participants this fall semester.

Please help spread us the word about this semester’s EAT Program!

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11/6 Update: The application period for the Fall 2017 EAT Program is now closed. Match notifications will be sent out in the coming days.

Please note that, due to the large number of applications received, we will not be able to match all those who applied. If we are not able to accommodate you this time around, please consider signing up for our Spring 2018 EAT Program!

 

TIMELINE:

  1. APPLICATION DEADLINE
    [PASSED: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5 PM]

    RECEIVE MATCH NOTIFICATION
    By Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

  2. CONFIRM TIME/TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS WITH MATCHES

  3. DINNER IS SERVED!
    Friday, November 10th, 2017

 

FROM PAST EAT PROGRAM HOSTS:

“This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the international students, and it broadened my knowledge of another culture.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the students. They were very friendly, open, respectful and grateful for the opportunity.”

“I really enjoyed hosting the students and would love to be a part of this program in the future.”

“We had a terrific time!”_

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Please click HERE for some ideas regarding possible menu options (for hosts).

If you have questions about the EAT Program, please contact Tim Edenfield at tedenfield2@gsu.edu.

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We look forward to facilitating an enjoyable experience for hosts and international students/scholars alike. Please join us!