Thank you to our wonderful Host Families and all of our Students who participated in our second Host an International Student for Thanksgiving. We had 26 students who were placed with host families this year, almost double from last year. This was the first time for many of our international students to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Many students commented that they felt a part of the host families and wanted to do this again.
One host family, Shawna Babula shared, “It was a fun afternoon of food, sharing, studying the globe and Google Maps, learning to sing “Happy Birthday” in different languages, passing out Rocky dolls to the kids, and finding many connections between everyone!”
“What a success”, Dr. Early said regarding his two international pharmacy students. They played ping pong and had honey baked smoked turkey, among many other dishes.
Host Kelli Chovanec has two new international student and a returning international student from last yar. She wrote, “This worked out very well. What a great program! I am happy to participate in the program for the 2nd year. Our entire family really enjoys the time spent with these students. Herry and Han were wonderful, and we enjoyed seeing our friend Belal again. Thank you for the opportunity!”
“We were very happy to be part of a wonderful time with your family” international student Dongjin Kang said. Another student Dongyu Wang wrote, ” Appreciate for you two’s help!” Yida He sent picutes she took and said how nice of a time she had with her host family.
“It was lots of joy in meeting you all, on returning we both got with us lots of positive stimulus from you and your family. I truly felt blessed among you all that day. While all your family members warmly greeted us and the chats every one had with us, were very interesting sneak peeks in each others life. Thanksgiving is very fun custom in States, and I say that not just because I all enjoy the delicacy !! Specially for international students, like me, its great time to feel that family bonding and warmth, away from home, and making new friends.” sent by student Tejas Nisal.
Check out some wonderful pictures below.
So a big THANK YOU to all who participated and we hope to have even bigger numbers next year.