Hosting international visitors in your home is one of the many benefits of membership in the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Nothing sets the table for mutual understanding better than sharing a meal with visitors. Hosting a dinner for International Visitors is an excellent way to exercise everyday diplomacy and be an ambassador for Oregon.
Home hospitality dinners often make the biggest impact on the international visitors because they create opportunities for more one-on-one conversation and a deeper appreciation for the commonalities of life. Whether a summer barbeque, shared dinner with friends or simple family supper, these visits often lead to long-term friendships and offer a welcoming window for visitors while they’re in the U.S.
You may host an entire group, or a single or pair of visitors. If the visitor(s) do not speak English, World Affairs Council of Oregon staff will arrange for an interpreter to accompany your guest(s) for the evening. Visitors may have dietary or other restrictions. This information will be provided to you in advance by the World Affairs Council of Oregon programmer working on the visitor’s itinerary.