Host an international student for Thanksgiving

November 5, 2015 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 26, and many U.S. families will host a dinner on this 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.

Sounds fun? Host families are asked to register online at by at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

For more information, contact Yu at or call 419.530.4483.

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