Monday, January 31, 2011

Fun New Friends ;)

The other night we got the opportunity to host 5 people that we had never met before for dinner at our house. These fun people are from all parts of our country and are a part of a cool program that helps them in going to the US or UK to further their education and then come back and use that education here in this country :) We hosted 5 students that are going to be going to the US to get their masters this fall. We had them over for dinner to help them know what it's like in America, to eat with Americans, to eat American food, and let them ask any question they may have. It was super fun!
We were supposed to make American food but also make a Vegetarian option. I couldn't really think of many veg American dinners, but I decided that Bean Burritos were quite American (haha! yeah, I know that it's Mexican, but almost all American food is from somewhere else). We also had a Chicken Casserole and a cheese dip. I did an apple cobbler with ice cream for desert (VERY American) and some No-Bake cookies as well :)
The Burritos were so fun! haha! We taught them how to stuff their burritos and fold them and eat them :) Very fun! Some people stuffed theirs too full (I ALWAYS do that!), so they totally fell apart (which was really funny!).
Once most everyone's burritos fell apart we pulled out the forks and knives and taught them how to use knives because with the food we eat here, we don't use knives (spoons sometimes and hands most of the time)... That was super fun!
After dinner we played foosball. One of the girls said: "I have been wanting to see this game. I see it on TV when I watch Friends and I have always wondered about it." :) It was fun :)
We talked a while and taught them funny things about Americans and things to do or not to do so that they don't offend anyone :)
After that we played some Catchphrase :) They had fun playing that game... it was a learning experience also :) haha!
One of the guys took this picture with his camera :) It was fun. One of the girls told us that they were so nervous to come to our house and didn't know what to expect :) It was a fun night :)

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Christine said...

bahaha I love that she learned about that game from Friends! Oh Joey.
Sounds like a great night!
Are any coming my way?

Kelley C said...

Very fun. Reverse culture training. How did you get connected with them?

Emily said...

Yeah good question, any of them heading to Houston? We could host them here too. :) That's a great idea and looks like it was fun for everyone. :)

Elizabeth said...

This is SO fun! You accomplished quite a bit for one evening... and I loved that the burrito fiasco turned into a lesson on using knives. So fun. So creative. :)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

They've all applied to a lot of schools but don't know which ones they've been accepted into yet... I'll keepy you guys posted :)

Jeni said...

Wow!!! That's so fun!!! :)

Anthony & Sharon said...

How fun! I just hope wherever they land, they find Americans as welcoming and friendly as you are!

Brandy said...

That's so fun! Looks like a fun, fun night! I love how dressed up that one guy got!

Char said...

that's such a great program!! let me know if any of them end up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area!