Minnesota International Center - A World Affairs Council

Bring the World Home – for Dinner!

View the Global Ties U.S. "Expand Your World" video narrated by Michelle Kwan

Many MIC members enjoy opening their homes and gaining new insights into today’s world in this informal way.  Hosting international guests helps MIC promote global exchange and understanding between Minnesotans and citizens of the world.

International visitor leaders, students and scholars enjoy having dinner in the homes of MIC members to learn about life in the United States and to share up-to-date information and insights about their cultures and world events.  

MIC regularly arranges dinners for visiting mid-career professionals who are here as guests of the U.S. State Department and for international students and scholars, in particular those who are studying at the University of Minnesota.  Visitors come from varied professional backgrounds and many different countries, including:

  • from China for a program on New Media Journalism
  • from Brazil for a program on Criminal Justice Administration
  • from Egypt for a program on Youth Leaders
  • from Azerbaijan for a program on Museum Management
  • from South Africa for a program on NGO Capacity Building and Social Entrepreneurship

MIC also arranges dinner for international students and scholars periodically during the academic year, especially for holiday celebrations.

If you are interested in volunteering for dinner hosting, please subscribe to our bi-weekly eNewsletter (enter your email address in the box at the top of this page), which contains information about upcoming hosting opportunities.



PROGRAM: Dinner Hosting

The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
United States Department of State
and administered by Global Ties U.S.