Ethnic Exploration and Eating: A taste of Seattle through Culture and Food

International District Arch
Kevin McKenna
Jacqui Jackson

“Why don’t we chat over a meal?” Sharing a meal, the world’s most common way to get to know someone. With a mouthful of words, a few glances, and one’s presence, you can learn quite a bit. But what about the taste of the food or the ingredients? Spices can tell a story and the ingredients can bring you inside the culture, especially if you live in an area as diverse as the Seattle area. 

The goal of this project week is to immerse students in the multicultural diversity of our region, with food and museum exploration being the heart of our engagements, conversations, and explorations. Through the various ethnically diverse settings in our area, students will dive into communities including the Asian American, African American, Latinx, and more! We cannot wait to eat, engage, and enjoy our experiences within our community! See you there!

Special Considerations

Participants will receive credit for 15 service hours.

Participants must be willing to follow COVID guidelines.  If a participant, experiences any overlapping CDC symptoms of COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick up at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with student pick-up. CDC's possible symptoms of COVID can be found here.

By selecting the above project(s,) you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or your student becomes symptomatic and has to be isolated. 

Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education