Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
Advancing international understanding in the Fulbright tradition
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Community Visit: Fall Weekend in Mountain Lakes, NJ


Event Details

Date: 10/26/19 Cost: $25 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Mountain Lakes, NJ

For over a decade, families in beautiful Mountain Lakes, New Jersey have opened their homes to international students for a weekend of American suburban hospitality and cultural exchange. We continue this tradition each year during this fall weekend getaway that promises to be an unforgettable visit!

Schedule of Events

- We will meet as a group in Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan and take a private bus to Mountain Lakes, NJ where we will match you with your host family for the weekend.
- There will be a small reception with fall-themed treats to welcome students to the community and introduce you to your hosts before departing for afternoon activities with your family. 
- In the past, hosts have taken their students on a town tour, boating on the lake, hiking, pumpkin picking, and more!
- On Saturday evening, all of the host families and international students will come back together for a community potluck and game night, which is one of the most enjoyable parts of the weekend.

- You will enjoy the morning and afternoon with your host family and participate in the different activities they have planned such as a group brunch, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, a local church service, etc.
- You will meet the rest of the international students back at the bus and travel back to Manhattan together as a group.

Other Details 

Date: Saturday, October 26th - Sunday, October 27th

Time: 10:30 AM on October 26th - 6:00 PM on October 27th

Location: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey (We will meet in Manhattan and travel to New Jersey as a group. Meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the program date.)

Cost:* $25 + roundtrip bus ticket that you buy on October 26th (approximately $23)

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21st

Contact: Alexa Berry, Coordinator of Enrichment Programs here or (212) 431-1195 ext. 50.

Visit our FAQ Page to learn more about how we partner with our host families.

*Program fees are non-refundable