Thanksgiving Hospitality

cathleenbaer_3Each year MFIS volunteers and their families invite international students, scholars and their families to join them in their homes for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. This is an opportunity to experience a US holiday with a local family, and to try traditional Thanksgiving foods.

In 2016 MFIS volunteers broke another record in welcoming 160 international students into their homes to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 24th.  A huge “thank you” to our volunteers for opening your homes and sharing their culture with our visiting international students.  More photos from last year’s event can be found on our past events page here– thank you for sharing!

thanksgiving_redVolunteers can still indicate interest in the Thanksgiving Hospitality program when filling out a Volunteer Application Form or on the Annual Interest Survey each year.  This will simply add you to a list to be contacted in October of this year to see whether or not you are still interested and able to host international students for a Thanksgiving meal (Thursday November 23rd, 2017).  Early interest will help us to expand our program this year and hopefully host even more students!