One Time Experiences

No orientations required

Dinner/Lunch in an American Home

During each new student orientation either Dinner in An American Home (Fall) or Lunch in an American Home (Spring) is provided to allow new international students and scholars to spend a few hours in an American home for a personal welcome to Arkansas. We ask that volunteers that would like to host live within 20 minutes of the U of A campus. Students will sign-up using a link sent to their uark email.

Lunch in an American Home

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hosts will pick up 4 to 6 students at Holcombe Hall at 12:00 pm and take them home for a meal and some fun.

Host applications are available using this link: Lunch Hosts Applications.

Dinners in an American Home

Dinner in an American Home for New Graduate Students and Scholars

Saturday, August 18, 2019

Dinner in an American Home for New Undergraduate Students

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hosts will pick up 4 to 6 students at Holcombe Hall at 5:30 pm on one of the Saturdays and take them home for a meal and some fun.

Host applications will be available in late July 2019 for both Dinners.

Thanksgiving Dinner in an American Home

This is one of our signature one-time programs done jointly with Spring International Language Center. Each year, we recruit local families who are willing to share their holiday dinner with a few international students and scholars. 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.

Thanksgiving Dinner in An American Home

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.

Host applications will be available in late October, 2019.

Host will meet with their Thanksgiving meal matches at a reception at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2019 to plan their meal on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.