EAT (Experience American Tastes) Program

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The Fall 2017 EAT Program is being planned for mid-November 2017.

Please check this page for updates regarding registration. Announcements will also be sent out by e-mail.


Georgia State University’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is proud to announce the return of the Experience American Tastes (EAT) program for Fall 2017.

We invite all GSU faculty and staff to host international students and scholars at your home for a “traditional” American dinner. The date of the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Research indicates that international students rarely get the opportunity to experience the inside of an American home during their studies. So, we would love to have as many hosts participate in this exciting event in order to welcome and show our support for our international students and scholars.

By participating, staff and faculty will not only be contributing to a positive American experience for our international students and scholars, but also to a cross-cultural opportunity that is sure to be just as rewarding and enjoyable for yourself and your own family. Students and scholars will have the opportunity to experience dinner in an American home, as well as to make new connections and share about their own culture and experiences.


“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!”_

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

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