Meal Hosting


Hosted dinners often make the biggest impact on the international visitors because they create opportunities for one-on-one conversation and a deeper appreciation for cultural commonalities. Whether a summer barbecue, a dinner shared with friends, or a simple family supper, these visits often lead to long-term friendships and offer a welcoming window for visitors during their time in the U.S. We offer opportunities to host anywhere from two visitors to a whole group. Meals usually take place in the evening and last two to four hours.

To sign up for an opportunity, please complete the brief survey or email the Program Officer assigned to the project directly. The Program Officer will confirm your participation. We are lucky to have a wonderful community of hosts, so cannot guarantee every opportunity you may sign up for. 

To be the first to know about new opportunities, sign up for our e-newsletter (select "Host International Visitors")! 

Upcoming meal hosting opportunities: 


  • Dates: March 27 / March 28 / March 29 / March 30
    Visitors: 15 visitors, 2 liaisons (English-speaking group)
    Countries/Region: Multi-regional 
    Topic: U.S. State and Local Government

-Sign up (required for new hosts) or email Amy (amy@worldoregon.org) by Thursday, March 12. You will receive a response by Monday, March 16. 


  • Dates: March 28 / March 29 / March 30 / March 31
    Visitors: Journalists (12 visitors, 3 interpreters)
    Countries/Region: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Sudan 
    Topic: Edward R. Murrow Program for journalists

-Sign up (required for new hosts) or email Sherilyn (sherilyn@worldoregon.org) by Thursday, March 12. You will receive a response by Monday, March 16. 


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