Host an international student for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2014 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

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

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

Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 27, and many U.S. families will host a dinner on this day. However, some families may serve dinner on another day. Even if you celebrate Thanksgiving on another day that weekend, you are invited to sign up as an American host family.

Register at by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

“This is a great opportunity to meet new people and bring different cultures together,” Diane Engbretson, assistant director for the Center for International Studies and Programs, said. “This is the center’s third year of coordinating this event, and we encourage the UT community to participate.”

For more information, contact Engbretson at or call 419.530.4232.

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