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card reading Host for the HolidaysThe Host for the Holidays program introduces international students to Canadian traditions of Thanksgiving.

Host program to introduce international students to Canadian Thanksgiving

The Host for the Holidays program presents unique opportunities for families in Windsor-Essex as well as international students, says Deena Wang.

The University’s International Student Centre matches students hungry for a genuine experience of Canadian culture with local families willing to host them for a traditional holiday celebration.

“This program is one of our most popular and well-received,” says Wang, international student advisor. “It has helped hundreds of international students feel that Windsor is their home away from home.”

This year’s Thanksgiving edition is coming up fast and will match participants for October 8, 9 and 10. Wang especially encourages UWindsor faculty and staff to sign on.

“We sincerely hope you could become one of the hosts during the Thanksgiving weekend and welcome those new members from different parts of the world to the big UWindsor family,” she says. “This will be a great opportunity for the international students to learn about Canadian values and Thanksgiving cultures.”

The deadline to apply to host is 4:30 p.m. October 4.Fill out the form on the ISC website