Host an international student for Thanksgiving

November 2, 2016 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

The Center for International Studies and Programs is inviting UT faculty and staff to host an international student for Thanksgiving.

Share in a cross-cultural experience as you celebrate the holiday. American families are invited to volunteer and open their homes to share a meal with international students.

THANKSGIVING-TRADITIONS“This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about different cultures,” said Xinren Yu, international program coordinator for the Center for International Studies and Programs. “This is center’s fifth year of coordinating this event, and we encourage the UT community to participate.”

Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 24, 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 that weekend, we invite you to sign up as an American host family,” Yu added.

Sound fun? Host families are asked to register online at by Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or contact Yu at or call 419.530.5268.

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