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Thanksgiving Dinner Program

Thank you for your interest in the Thanksgiving Dinner Program, coordinated by the Office for International Students and Scholars. We appreciate your interest in being part of this cross-cultural initiative! 


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The Thanksgiving Dinner Program facilitates cross-cultural exchange between MSU faculty and staff and international students and scholars. 

This program will provide international students and scholars with an opportunity to experience Thanksgiving dinner in an American home, and provide MSU faculty and staff hosts with an opportunity to interact with international students and scholars. 

While the program is only for one day, we encourage the participants and hosts to maintain contact with each other after Thanksgiving. 

The Thanksgiving Dinner Program is on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, but the timing is flexible according to hosts' dinner plans. Hosts will communicate directly with their international student or scholar participant(s) before Thanksgiving Day to finalize details. 

Sign Up:

MSU Faculty & Staff Host Sign Up

MSU International Student and Scholar Participants Sign Up

Deadlines: 

Faculty and staff hosts are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but must submit applications by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. 

International students and scholars are required to sign up by October 31st, 2018. 

If you have additional questions, please email Lauren Thams or call OISS at 517-353-1720.