Center for International Studies and Programs

Thanksgiving Dinner Program

The Center for International Studies and Programs is inviting current University of Toledo international students and scholars who would like to be hosted by an American Family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 28th, 2019.  Many families will host a dinner on this day; however, some families may celebrate on another day. For example, a student guest may be invited to a celebration during the Saturday following the official Thanksgiving holiday. 

REGISTER BELOW BY NOVEMBER 21st.   Applications closed.

host family and international studnet celebrate Thanksgiving

If you are an international student or scholar, and you would like to join an American family for this holiday celebration, please complete the


After you have been matched with an American family, your family will contact you to provide details for Thanksgiving.

NOTE: Signing up for a Thanksgiving host does not necessarily guarantee you a host family. Student-Host matches will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are an American family, and you would like to host an international student /scholar for Thanksgiving holiday celebration, please complete the 


Check out the web resource below to learn about Thanksgiving history and traditions:

Wikipedia Thanksgiving History

How Thanksgiving Works

Questions?   Contact Lydia Sims at utexplorers@UToledo.Edu


Last Updated: 2/18/20