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Want to experience an American Thanksgiving Dinner? Need a place to go for Thanksgiving dinner?! The Dashew Center and UCLA Alumni Association have teamed up to bring you this great cultural opportunity! A group of UCLA Alumni has agreed to bring UCLA international students into their homes to share in their Thanksgiving meal! It is a great opportunity to learn about this American tradition and to also connect with an American Family!

The dinner will be held on Thursday, November 22nd. Depending on the family you are placed with meal times will vary, information will be sent out once matches are made on November 16th. Each international student will go to an alumni's home with at least one other student. The event is FREE, but you must register on the Dashew Center website. Registration begins on Monday, October 29th! Don't miss out on this great opportunity, registration will close Thursday, November 8th!

To clarify this is not an overnight stay, it is dinner only. You are responsible for your transportation to and from the host's home, which will be within a 5-mile radius of UCLA.  Please also note that this event is for UCLA international students only, dependents and international scholars cannot be accommodated. Please email if you have any dietary restrictions, we will assume you have none otherwise.

When: November 22, 2018 12:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Where: Los Angeles
Audience: Students

Cost: Free
Registration: October 29, 2018 ~ November 08, 2018
What Students Say
Dear Jennie,

It is Thanksgiving Day today. Thank you for your great work at the international student center! Those great programs and events colored my life in UCLA. Thank you for bring us to Solvang trip, football and basketball game! Thank you for offering those free tickets to palys and concerts, free food:)! Thank you for so many other great things! Thank you for being a cheerful and helpful friend! My stay in the US wouldn't be that wonderful without you!

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great holiday season!
Hugs, Wei
Dear Mr. Ericksen:

First I'd like to thank you for directing such an amazing place as Dashew Center, I as an international student appreciate all your work and programs. I'm writing you to give you some feedback about the trip to Yosemite. This was the best trip ever, I'm really glad you are looking into new directions to integrate international students and this trip has been my best experience at UCLA (I'm starting my third year as a graduate student). Jennie and all her staff organized perfectly this trip. The hotel was good as well as all the activites they programmed. My expectations were completely overcome by their work. Not only we had an amazing time, they always tried to integrate everyone to form one group. We worked as a team and now I think that all of us will never forget this three lovely persons that made this trip a reallity. Thank you very much.

Mauricio Comas-Garcia