Bring the World Home – for Dinner!
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:
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.
During the 2011-2012 program year,
MIC members shared hospitality experiences with 330 international guests
from 95 countries and regions
and 40 international students and scholars from 13 countries.
The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is funded by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hayes Act.