THANKSGIVING DAY HOST PROGRAM
Host a University at Albany International Student
at your Thanksgiving Dinner!
Although the University does provide a dinner that day, it is not the celebration we share with our
If you have room at your Thanksgiving table for one or more students, and are willing to pick the
student up at the University and drive them back afterwards, please fill out the form below. This is
not an overnight visit, and you decide how long the visit will be. You are welcome to include the
student in all your daily activities, not just the actual meal. Inviting an international student to join you
for holiday fun is an enjoyable, interesting, and invaluable way to exchange ideas, customs and cross-
cultural issues, and you can show our visitors first-hand how Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.
Please complete and send the form below to arrive no later than Monday, November 17th.
We will contact you by Friday, November 21st with information about your student(s.) To
return form or ask questions please email: email@example.com, fax to 591-8171 or
MAIL TO: International Student and Scholar Services
University at Albany, SL G 40
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
We are also available by phone at 591-8189.
HOST FAMILY APPLICATION
Last Name___________________________ First Name(s):____________________________
City, State, Zip code ______________________________________________________________
Day phone__________________________ Evening Phone____________________________
Email address:_________________________ Your country(s) of origin______________________
Ages of your children (if any)_________________________ Kinds of Pets (if any)______________
List any language(s) spoken by your host family members or other international connections
Not counting international students, about how many people will be attending your dinner? ______
Will the dinner be held in a home or some other facility? Home ______ Facility _____
How many students can you host? ______ Note: The international students speak English,
but with varying degrees of proficiency. We strongly encourage you to host at least two so
that they will feel more comfortable.