Lynn Bryant


REACH International Athens 

REACH International Athens is committed to introducing international students, visiting scholars, and their family members to local residents in the Athens, Georgia area who desire to share Christian hospitality with others and experience cross-cultural exchange with neighbors from around the world! We accomplish this in two primary ways:


Snack & Chat:

Snack & Chat is a decade-old, social tradition in Athens that provides an opportunity for international students and local residents to build friendships while enjoying a complimentary dinner and sharing fun holiday and cultural traditions together.  Dinners are held on the fourth Sunday of each month during the school year at 5:30 p.m. at Living Hope Church’s Chapel, located at 2150 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605. The church is accessible by Athens Transit bus route #25. Preregistration is requested by the preceding Wednesday.


Experience American Tastes (EAT) Dinner Groups:

International students are paired with a Christian family who desires to host two or more international students for dinner in their home. The students enjoy a home-cooked meal while experiencing American family life, and their hosts learn about their culture. There is an application process for both students and volunteers. We hope lasting friendships will result!


Please visit for more information about any of our activities and to register.