EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

EAT Experience American Tastes program logoISSS invites international students and scholars at Vanderbilt to participate in the Experience American Tastes (EAT) program. The EAT program provides international students and scholars a chance to enjoy American food and culture with a local family.

Nashville community members and Vanderbilt staff and faculty volunteer to host a dinner and invite students and scholars to join them for the evening. Students and scholars are invited to attend the dinner in small groups of two to four people and can make arrangements to be picked up by the host at the Student Life Center if needed.

The dinner dates are as follows, and participants may sign up for one or more of the dates depending on their preference and availability:

Where: An American host family home

When: Winter break

  • Dec. 19, 22, 24, 25 and 26
  • Jan. 1, 2 and 3

If you work with any students or scholars who may be interested in the program, we encourage you to pass along this information. The host and participant sign-up forms can be found on the ISSS website.

Please submit forms two weeks prior to the first dinner on Dec. 19. Please contact with any questions.