INFO FOR STUDENTS

Interested in experiencing the Thanksgiving holiday with a Brandeis community member and their family? 

Each year the ISSO connects various hosts from the Brandeis community (faculty, staff, friends of the community, etc.) who open their homes to Brandeis international students (like you!) to share a Thanksgiving meal.

Spending Thanksgiving with a host is a great opportunity for you to learn about how the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated in the U.S., develop rewarding friendships with the hosts, as well as share your culture with your holiday host.

This year the Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrated on Thursday November 23, 2017; however, hosts do not necessarily have to hold their meal on the day that the holiday is officially observed.  For example, a Thanksgiving host may invite students to join her/his family Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 22nd, Friday, November 25th, or on the weekend. 
If you are interested in having a Thanksgiving Host this year, please take a few moments to fill out the online Sign-Up Form. The Sign-Up Deadline will be 12 MIDNIGHT on Tuesday, November 14th.


NOTE:  Signing up for a Thanksgiving host does not necessarily guarantee you a host.  Student-Host matches will be made on a rolling first-come, first-serve basis. 

The ISSO will be in touch with you regarding contact information of the host who will be inviting you to their Thanksgiving holiday celebrations.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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