Prior to COVID-19, REACH International Athens hosted monthly social events called “Snack & Chat” at a church near campus during the school year. International students and their friends enjoyed a complimentary meal together and engaged in fun activities that explored various aspects of American culture with members of the local Athens community. On-site Snack & Chats have been postponed until further notice due to the recent pandemic.
Conversation Café is a means for international students to connect with each other and local Athens families during the school year who still desire to extend “welcome” and engage in cross-cultural exchange virtually during the pandemic. We will meet online on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for an hour-and-a-half:
- August 15 – 9:30 a.m. EDT
- September 19 – 9:30 a.m. EDT
- October 17 – 9:30 a.m. EDT
- November 21 – 9:30 a.m. EST
These times were chosen to make it easier for participants in other parts of the world who are studying online at UGA and other area colleges to also be able to join us.
The events are purely social, and participants are invited to bring their own beverage to enjoy as we engage in interesting conversations about various topics of interest related to culture, dreams, and personal values. We may also play some games online or share holiday-themed demonstrations! The gatherings will begin with an introduction of the topic followed by an opportunity to chat in small groups.
It will be a great opportunity to make new friends in the Athens area and international communities! Advanced registration is required. To be added to an email list to receive Zoom links for these events, please register below: