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. 

 

 

The Atlanta program is FAST-PACED and BUSY, so be prepared for a lot of fun. From 9:30 AM to about 7:30 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.

 

Typical activities may include touring popular Atlanta tourist attractions (see list below), a behind the scenes tour of the Georgia Department of Transportation and a group Christmas International House party where we enjoy favorite American Christmas traditions such as ornament making, cookie-decorating and singing Christmas carols.

 

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. During that evening, we share cultural performances, so bring any accessories or music you would like to share.

 

Program Size:  25
Program Type:  Home Stay
Accommodations:   Single Students (Male & Female) and Married Couples
Clothing Suggestions:  Warm clothes
Program Fee: $160 will be collected in advance for entrance fees, some meals, and transportation expenses during the program.

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:  MegaBus to the Hartsfield Jackson airport is preferred, but Atlanta Greyhound (232 Forsyth St, Atlanta, GA) is available.  If using Greyhound, please arrive during daylight hours.
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, Georgia State Capital, World of Coke, and Georgia Aquarium.

Program Web Site www.amis-inc.org www.facebook.com/amis.inc

 

Check out our YouTube videos:  CLICK HERE to see our latest videos

 

 

“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.