Thanksgiving Day Host Program
Even though Thanksgiving was over two months ago, the OISS would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in the OISS 17th annual Thanksgiving Day Host Program. In order to experience the traditional American holiday, interested BC international students were matched with BC faculty and administrators. This year we had many students and hosts that had not participated in the past. By hosting international students for the day, members of the BC faculty and administration were able to share their families’ holiday traditions and enjoy learning about the students’ home countries and cultures. Based on feedback we have received from participants, everyone seemed to have enjoyed the experience. In the evaluations of the program, many of the students expressed immense gratitude towards their hosts. They liked trying new foods and making new friendships.
When asked what he liked most about the program, one student responded that “it gives an opportunity to the international students to share the real life of