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Dine with the World: Host a Dinner for Visiting Fulbright Students on Saturday, July 18--This Event is Now Waitlisted!

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Dine with the World:
Special Opportunity to Host International Fulbrighters

Join us in Connecting Oregon with the World! Volunteer to Host a Dinner Group!
Saturday, July 18 2015

Apply Early--Fulbright dinner nights often have a waiting list!--THIS EVENT IS NOW WAITLISTED. PLEASE SEE CONTACT DETAILS BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST TO BE A HOST.

The World Affairs Council of Oregon is pleased to partner with the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Portland State University to provide an evening of dinner hospitality on Saturday, July 18 for 35 international Fulbright students. The IELP is one of two intensive English programs selected nationally to host Fulbright students for six weeks of English in preparation for graduate studies. The IELP classes will prepare Fulbrighters for the academic and cultural expectations they are likely to experience while studying for advanced degrees in the U.S.

Being hosted for dinner in an American home is often one of the most memorable and impactful experiences for international visitors and a great opportunity for Oregonians to learn more about other cultures and enjoy lively conversation about the world around their dinner table.

The World Affairs Council of Oregon invites community members to open their homes and share a meal and American culture with these international students.

Who’s Coming To Dinner?

  • 35 international Fulbright students in their first year of study in the U.S.

  • Graduate and PhD candidates in a variety of fields, ages 20s-40s

  • From up to 15 different countries around the world (including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Lesotho, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela, and more!)

It’s easy to host! Hosts are asked to provide a meal and a welcoming environment for groups from 2 to 4 visitors. Dinners should take place in a home – any kind of home – the evening of Saturday, July 18. Students will be staying in Portland State University housing in downtown Portland. You will be asked to pick them up and drop them off at their residence hall that evening. 

Contact us to volunteer to host or to receive more information: Lauren Potter, (503) 306-5217 or laurenatworldoregon [dot] org.

This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit fulbright.state.gov. This activity is administered by the Institute of

International Education (IIE).

 



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