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Online Sign Up Form:  I Want to Host an International Student this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Host Program FAQs 

Host Testimonials

"We loved having students here for Thanksgiving. They joined our kids and dog and another faculty family from Brandeis to be 15 people total. We ate, played Uno, the kids played Twister and enjoyed being together." - Wendy, Thanksgiving 2018


Are you interested in sharing your Thanksgiving holiday traditions with a current Brandeis international student?

Participating as a Thanksgiving Holiday Host is a great opportunity to learn about the cultural traditions of Brandeis's wonderful international students, develop rewarding friendships with them, and maybe even contribute to their adjustment to life at Brandeis.

This year the holiday is celebrated on Thursday, November 22, 2018; however, hosts that participate in this program do not necessarily have to plan their meal or Thanksgiving event on the actual day that the holiday is officially observed.  For example, a Thanksgiving Holiday Host may invite student guests to join her/his family Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 21st, Friday, November 23rd, or on the weekend!

If you are interested in sharing your family's Thanksgiving traditions with an international student or two this year, please take a few moments to fill out the online Sign-Up Form
The sign-up deadline to be a Thanksgiving Holiday Host is 12 MIDNIGHT on Thursday, November 15th.
The ISSO will be in touch with you regarding contact information for the international student guest who will be joining your Thanksgiving holiday celebrations.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Students and hosts smiling in host's living room