Welcome Dinners

What is a Welcome Dinner?

An event put together by Hello Summer J1 to gather together J1 students from all around the world for an evening of getting
to know Cape Cod, other J1 students, and the Hello Summer J1 Committee.

What can I expect at a Welcome Dinner?

  • A community officer to hand out  free bicycle lights to
    help keep you safe on the road at night, and to help you
    know about American rules for riding your bicycle.

  • Sponsors ready to answer your questions.

  • A Bank of America representative to help you open a US Bank account (bring your passport OR take a photo of your passport on your smart phone)

  • A game of “Yankee Swap (Google it) at the Harwich dinner.

  • And, of course, FOOD! And it’s all free. No catch.

Calendar of events

REgister for a welcome Dinner

Due to transportation and space issues, we can only welcome a limited number of students to each dinner. Register early  to get a spot by clicking on the name of the welcome dinner you want to attend. 

Brewster Welcome Dinner

  • WHEN:  Tuesday, 13th of June @ 5:30-8:30 PM
  • WHERE: Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church
                     3600 Main St.
                     Brewster, MA
  • HOW: Transportation Provided
  • WHO: For students in the following towns:
    • Harwich(incl. Harwich Port, E. Harwich, W. Harwich)
    • Dennis(incl. S. Dennis, W. Dennis, E. Dennis, & Dennis Port)
    • Brewster 
    • Orleans(East Orleans)
    • Chatham(South Chatham)

Wellfleet Welcome Dinner(Click to Register!)

  • WHEN:  Tuesday, 27th of June @ 5:30-8:30 PM
  • WHERE: Grace Chapel Assembly of God
                     Route 6 and Lieutenant Island Rd.
                      South Wellfleet, MA
  • HOW: Transportation provided.
  • WHO: For students in the following towns:
    • Eastham
    • Wellfleet
    • Truro
    • Provincetown

Trips to Boston, Newport, & Amusement Parks

Due to transportation and space issues, we can only welcome a limited number of students on each trip. If you'd like to participate, let Catherine Boyle know & stay tuned to the Facebook Group. 

Hello Summer J-1e.

Red River beach cookout(THURSday, August 10th @ 5:30 - 9:30 PM)

Beach games along with the typical American summer foods like hot dogs, chips, & S'mores. Come relax at the beach with friends. Be sure to leave any alcohol at home for this event. Registration coming soon!

American Family Experience

If you're interested in being set up with a

family for an American Family Experience,

please let us know when you register.

American Family Experiences

Stay tuned for opportunities for American Family Experiences this summer.... ​

J1 Bonfires & Cookouts

Due to transportation and food availability limitations,

we can only welcome a certain number of students.

Registration Required

​​​Boston Trip

Stay tuned for the date(s) of our Boston Trip....

Newport Trip

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Plymouth / Wrentham Outlet Mall

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Stay tuned for the date(s) of our Amusement Park Trip....

GIANT BBQ @ Johnny Kelley Park(TUESDAY, JULY 25th @ 5:00 - 9:00 PM)

Menu: Hamburgers, Beef Hot Dogs, Chips, Desserts, S'mores, Soda, Bottled water.

Activities: Tennis, Basketball, Exercise & Walking trail.

Transportation provided for registrants from Orleans to Hyannis. If you have your own transportation and live anywhere on Cape Cod, you are welcome to come. 

Registration coming soon!