Host international student this Thanksgiving

November 1, 2013 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

The Center for International Studies and Programs invites UT faculty and staff to host an international student for the Thanksgiving holiday.

THANKSGIVING-TRADITIONS“You have the unique opportunity to explore your world and share in a cross-cultural experience as you welcome an international student or scholar into your home over a traditional meal,” said Diane Engbretson, assistant director for international/student affairs.

Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 28, and many U.S. families will host a dinner on that day. However, some families may celebrate on another day.

“Even if you celebrate Thanksgiving on another day during the holiday weekend, we invite you to sign up as an American host family,” Engbretson said.

Potential host families must register online at

“Thanksgiving is a time for family. This is a great opportunity to expand our family and to bring people from different cultures together,” Engbretson said. “This is the center’s second year coordinating this event, and we encourage the UT community to participate.”

For more information, visit or contact Engbretson at or 419.530.4229.

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