Thanksgiving in the USA…a time to get together with family to have great Turkey and update on each other’s lives. But how about when you are an international student? Well, first of all my mom came over from Mexico and we just had a great time. Also I had the great joy of having my boyfriend’s family over, and in total we were 9 people. It was the best thanksgiving! As international students, sometimes we don’t’ have the privilege to have our family members over because of the cost, the time, and everybody’s schedules. For this, international offices in the University that you attend usually offer the opportunity to match you up with a family who would love to donate time to you and they would love to be people in the US that can call your family as well.
Also, we can always cook dishes from our home country and try to show off our talents. This time I had my mom with me and with her help we figured out ways to make this dinner very enjoyable. Also, my boyfriend is very talented, he cooked the entire turkey! So, everything was great.
I would recommend celebrating this time with family and friends if possible, if not try to take advantage of this time to catch up on homework and get as much done as you can to have a boost up for the end of the semester!