In many countries, sharing a meal is a place of community. It is a place to take time to have a conversation, to get to know someone, and to gain new perspectives. The goal of Taste of America is to help international graduate students connect with others and to assist with their cultural adjustment.
Hosts can share their American way of living with international graduate students and can expose family and friends to diverse cultures. Dinners can be hosted during the normal work week and during Thanksgiving.
Complete the application as soon as possible to ensure ample time to match students with hosts.
Graduate InterConnect Program: https://www.grad.uci.edu/services/graduate-interconnect-program.php