Invite an International Student Home for Thanksgiving

This year, International Student Services invites you to squeeze an extra chair or two around your Thanksgiving table for an international student. Thanksgiving is such a uniquely American holiday that we would like to partner with you to give current international students an opportunity to experience it firsthand.

We want our students to see the diverse experience of how Americans celebrate and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. We would love for you to be a host whether your family and friends celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, the day after, the weekend before or whenever, and whether you are cooking a tofurkey (tofu turkey), picking up a premade meal from Cub, coordinating a potluck or serving a meal that may be featured on the Food Network.

We have a wealth of students who are interested in participating.

Please fill out the online form to volunteer to be a Thanksgiving holiday host. ISS will follow up with you to confirm the guest(s) joining you for Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 27. The application deadline is Saturday, Nov. 1.