Atlanta is a very modern city, “The Capitol of the South,” with an international flavor. It is the home of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. and the world’s busiest airport. 



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The Atlanta program is FAST-PACED and BUSY, so be prepared for a lot of fun. From 9:30 AM to about 7:30-8 PM for three or four days during the week, you will be out seeing famous Atlanta sites and meeting Americans, as hosts from different area churches serve you lunch and/or dinner every day. You may visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Stone Mountain (the world's largest monolith), tour an international television station, visit the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, and the Georgia State Capitol. You may also eat at the famous Varsity restaurant, view the various sites of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and go behind the scenes at the Georgia Department of Transportation. During the weekends, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you will be with your American family, participating in their activities. 


Most of all we want to get to know you, learn about your country, your interests and become friends!  We are very excited to welcome you into our homes. We always prepare an international dinner for our American host families, so please bring your favorite recipes, and during that evening, we share cultural performances, so bring any accessories or music that you would like to share.


Program Size:  25-30
Program Type:  Home Stay
Accommodations:   Single Students (Male & Female) and Married Couples
Clothing Suggestions:  Warm clothes
Program Fee: $260 for entrance fees (CNN, World of Coke, Stone Mountain and Aquarium, etc.)

You may also want to bring spending money for souvenirs.
Program Dates:  Dec. 18-28, 2019
Airport:  Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL)
Train Depot:  Atlanta (AMTRAK)
Bus Depot:  Atlanta Greyhound Stn 232 Forsyth St, Atlanta, GA
Driving Directions:  For GPS Use:  4400 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
Weather Forecast:  30-60 degrees F
Local Attractions:  Possibly, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Olympic Park, CNN, Stone Mountain, Carter Presidential Library, State Capital, Atlanta History Center, World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Zoo (depending on time and schedule)
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“This year Christmas is best ever because I could experience American culture.  Like….  I could cook American Christmas meal with my host family and roommate.  Most every day we went to church and I could feel their warm welcome.” [referring to the churches who hosted us for meals] -- Mami from Japan


“I enjoyed CNN, the World of Coca-Cola, and I enjoyed the happy time with all the group … and I also enjoyed time with my host family.  We decorated the Christmas tree and we cooked together.  It was a very wonderful time.”   

-- Mengyuan from China.