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International Exchanges

Dinner Hosting: Combating Illegal Fishing off the Coasts and in Lakes of Africa

June 17, 2023

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange participants for dinner on June 17.

Participants are in Cleveland on an exchange project called Combating Illegal Fishing off the Coasts and in Lakes of Africa. Participants are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Somalia, and Togo. This project is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Interantional Visitors Leadership Program.

Dinner Hosting FAQ

No need for an elaborate multi-course meal. Dinner does not need to be expensive and can be done as easily as you’d like. A potluck or a catered meal are also possibilities. Schedule pending, a weekend brunch or lunch may also be arranged.
The more the merrier. You’re welcome to invite family members or friends to help welcome your international guests.
Who’s coming to dinner? Groups range from 2 – 5 visitors—an interpreter may be included, too. Background information will be provided typically one week in advance. This includes visitor name, profession, and dietary restrictions.

Sign me up! To host this group, please contact Maria Garcia-Olalla at mgarciaolalla@ccwa.org. We ask first time hosts to fill out a Citizen Diplomat profile form here. A CCWA staff member will also briefly meet you in person at your home prior to hosting.


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