Thanksgiving Exchange Program

Thanksgiving FamilyThe Thanksgiving Exchange program gives UC San Diego international students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday with an American host family in and around the San Diego area. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

This program is a wonderful opportunity for both international students and host family members to learn more about each others’ cultures and meet new friends.  It is a great way for international students to learn firsthand about American culture, and spend time with an American family. Many students and host families are returning participants each year!

In 2016, over 50 families hosted almost 130 international students. Hear what our previous hosts and students had to say about enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday together.

To participate as a student:

To participate as a host family:

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