Home and Dinner Hosting

Open your home to an international visitor

Be a Dinner Host for International Guests!

A key part of citizen diplomacy is introducing the international visitors to American home-life and Charlotteans from all walks of life. International House offers home-hosting and dinner-hosting opportunities for people who live in the Charlotte area and are interested in getting to know the visitors on a personal level. Home hosts do just that - host the visitor at their residence for part of or the entire duration of their visit in Charlotte. Dinner hosts prepare a meal for a larger group of people in order to enjoy an evening of conversation with the visitors.


If interested, please contact Johnelle Causwell at jcauswell@ihclt.org or call 704-342-2248.

Be a host this summer!

Our first group is a multi-regional delegation of 17 visitors coming from Africa and the Middle East to learn about small business development and entrepreneurship on Wednesday, July 25th through Saturday, July 28th. We are looking for individuals who would be willing to open their doors to the group and host these guests for an evening dinner. They can be hosted in two groups due to their size.

Our second delegation of 8 members are coming from multiple continents to learn about human and civil rights for marginalized communities in the United States. They will be in Charlotte from Thursday, August 16th through Monday, August 20th and are looking for somebody to host them for an evening dinner during their stay.