Thanksgiving Exchange Program 2011

See photoshow from 2011 Thanksgiving celebrations

Host Family Testimonials

"I wanted to tell you that we had the best time having Jacey & Chien-Wei at our home for Thanksgiving.  They thoroughly loved all of the new food experiences and enjoyed conversing with our other dinner guests. We downloaded a fact sheet of Thanksgiving information and trivia.  We discussed it around the table as we ate, and I even learned a couple of factoids! We look forward to participating in this event for the years to come.  It was a delight sharing this very American tradition with our foreign colleagues."
-- Scott, Host from Ocean Beach

"In addition to good conversations, the musically gifted students (Bryan and my nephew played the piano, my son played the violin) entertained us with their talents."
-- Lucy, Host from Del Mar

"Our students added to our evening immensely, count us in for next year!"
-- Sue, Host from Solana Beach

"It was so much fun to have Xinyi with us!  She is such a sweet girl and so outgoing!  After we ate, my husband showed her around the fire station and took her for a ride in the truck.  Then when we got back, they had a call.  She went on the call with them!  Xinyi was so excited. I think she had a good time Thanks for arranging this.  I had such a great time with her."
-- Diana, Host from Del Mar

Student Testimonials

 "Thanks very much for your Thanksgiving Exchange program! I really had a wonderful time with my host family. They are so nice and the big meal made by Lori(the hostess) is quite delicious! This program is really a good opportunity for we international students to experience traditional American culture, and what's more, it's my first time ever to feel like "family" in US~haha~I'm so happy & moved :)  I love turkey! I love your program! Thanks so much!!"
-- Siena from China

"It was a pleasure to surround myself in good company, good music and good food!"
-- Bryan from Singapore

"Thank you so much for having me at your thanks giving meal. The meal was outstanding, the turkey, chicken, the pies were all delicious. I had a great time with your family and friends.
Thank You very much for your hospitality. Please do stay in touch and convey my regards to Mr.Steve, grandpa and grandma."
-- Kumar from India

"I really appreciate for everything on thanksgiving day.
You have wonderful family. Also Thank you so much for pictures.
And absolutely when I go back my country, I would like to entertain your family.
I am so happy to meet you and your family."
-- Emrah from Turkey

"Big thanks to the great thanksgiving, and the lovely photos! I will always remember the special day to me."
-- Ryan from China

"A big thank you for having us over for Thanksgiving and sharing your family with us =) and the amazing photos. It was a really memorable 1st Thanksgiving and a great introduction to this tradition."
-- Junyan from Singapore 

Local Stories about the 2011 Thanksgiving Exchange Program

Thanksgiving 2011