One Time Experiences

Lunch in American Home

As a part of our Spring 2024 orientation for new international students & scholars, we are providing a special opportunity to engage with our local community and get a first taste of American culture by experiencing lunch in an American home.

This opportunity is only available for new international students & scholars who are starting at  Spring 2024. Family members are also eligible and encouraged to participate!

Lunch in American Home will take place on Saturday, January 13th for from approximately 11:30 AM to 3 PM.

If you would like to be welcomed to Northwest Arkansas and experience a dinner in an American home, you may register here. We will send you a link to select your family/menu the day prior to your dinner which will confirm your participation. 

Thanksgiving in an American Home

This is one of our signature one-time experience programs. Each year, we recruit local families who are willing to share their holiday dinner with a few international students, scholars, and family members. Since Thanksgiving is an important part of American culture, it is a great opportunity for our international students, scholars, and their families to celebrate and experience this traditional American Holiday.

  • Sign up to Host
  • Sign up as an International Student or Scholar

Sign ups will open on Monday, October 28th, 2024. 

Host will meet with their Thanksgiving meal matches at a reception
the Monday before Thanksgiving (November 25th) and plan their meal and logistics for Thanksgiving Day.