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Faculty and staff: Sign up to host international students with MEAL with DePaul

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Did you know that each year students from more than 100 countries around the world study at DePaul? You will find these students on campus and in classrooms engaging with the DePaul community in many meaningful ways.

MEAL with DePaul​ provides a chance for DePaul faculty and staff to engage with our global student community in a vital way. Through this program, our international students have an opportunity to experience the diversity of U.S. food and culture by visiting a DePaul faculty or staff members' home. For students, it is the beginning of a positive experience on the road to U.S. acculturation and integration. For interested hosts and their families, it is an opportunity to explore and learn more about the different global cultures represented within our community. 

In 2018-19, MEAL with DePaul hosted 241 students in 55 faculty and staff homes.​ You don’t have to be a top chef or have a large home to be a host -- students simply are looking for real personal connections with the DePaul community.

MEALs for the 2019 fall quarter are scheduled on the weekends listed below. Hosts are responsible for providing a meal for three to six students during one of these designated dates and times: 
  • Saturday, Nov. 2
    • 12 - 3 p.m. or 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 3
    • 12 - 3 p.m. or 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9
    • 12 - 3 p.m. or 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10
    • 12-3 p.m. or 5 - 8 p.m.
To participate, complete the online application by Wednesday, Oct. 2. If you have any questions about MEAL with DePaul or hosting requirements, please contact