Breaking Bread

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Sharing Food. Sharing Culture.

Do you like to eat? Want to try new international flavors? Breaking Bread brings together Flyers of different cultures to meet, share conversations, and learn from each other over delicious home-cooked meals. Each Breaking Bread group meets for a series of three dinners, featuring both traditional American dishes and international cuisine. At least one dinner will be hosted in a Student Neighborhood house. 
Breaking Bread will be hosted in the months of October, November, February, and March each academic year. Registration is required, and space is limited! Come join a committed group of students who are willing to attend all three events and to share and grow in this excellent experience.

Fall 2018 Dates:  

7:30-9:00 p.m., 461 Kiefaber St.                                                  

Thursday, October 18, 25, and November 1

 Sign-up deadline to join a dinner group is October 10. To register, complete the form here.

Become a Breaking Bread Leader!

If you’re interested in gaining experience and confidence in your leadership skills, and a set of tools for extending hospitality to peers from many cultural backgrounds, we strongly encourage you to apply! You will be part of a multicultural team of 4 students who work together to lead one dinner series. Commit to a one-semester intercultural leadership experience (Fall or Spring). Leaders must have previously participated in at least one Breaking Bread dinner series.

Breaking Bread Leader Expectations

  • Attend a mandatory “Training Series” with three meetings in either September or February. 
  • Plan and lead one 3-dinner series in either October or March for a group of about 15 students.
  • Communicate actively with members of your team & your dinner guests to ensure a high quality experience for all. 
  • Promote “Breaking Bread” on campus and support the program’s goals.

 To apply to be a Breaking Bread Leader, complete the form here.

Breaking Bread is sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Office for Mission and Rector, and the Office of Community Wellness Services.


Center for International Programs

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
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