Thanksgiving is a Holiday unique to America. It is a time we gather around a traditional turkey dinner to give thanks to God for our many blessings and to renew bonds of family and friendship. We encourage you to include an international student in your Thanksgiving celebration. It may not seem like much, but this act of hospitality will make a big difference in the experience and memory of an international student from another country.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the volunteers who opened their homes to International Students and Scholars on Thanksgiving in 2019. Over 100 people from over 20 countries shared Thanksgiving in an American home, many for the first time.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will announce in September if and how this program will take place this year to comply with current safety guidelines. Please subscribe to our email newsletters to receive our most up-to-date information.
Obrigada, thank you, AMIS for giving me a wonderful opportunity to meet lovely people, enjoy delicious Thanksgiving food, and learn more about American culture.
-Veronica, Brazil, 2019
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch. Thank you for connecting us with students!
-Andrea, Volunteer, 2019