Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

Please note that Breaking Bread has been suspended for the Fall 2021 semester due to COVID-19.

About Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread is a unique meal hosting program that creates an opportunity for international students to spend time inside an American home and interact with Americans on a cultural level.  Community and campus volunteers are matched with our interested international students to share a meal at a time and date convenient for everyone.  This is a one time commitment and meals occur all year long, so it is never too late to apply.  Please note that an application is required for this program so that we can make the best match possible.  Applications can be found on this page or you can contact the OIS Programs Coordinator for more information.

*This is not a home stay program.

PLEASE NOTE: During peak application times, there may be a wait-list for international students applying to this program, but please don’t let that discourage you from applying. We are continuing our efforts to recruit more hosts for the program and it is our goal to match every applicant with a host by the end of each semester. Please be patient with us as it may be several weeks before we are able to find a host for each new international applicant. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

*Paper applications available upon request: