Hosting International Students for Thanksgiving

Every year USC matches international students with families in our area for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you've been around , you've probably seen a few of us participate. It's a ton of fun and a great way to welcome others into our homes and life together.

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Happy autumn from USC's Office of International Services (OIS)!  With the holiday season around the corner, we are gearing up for our annual Thanksgiving Match-Up Program. We greatly appreciate our families who have hosted USC international students in the past and hope that you will help us continue the tradition this year. Our students come from all over the world and are eager to take part in this great American cultural tradition. Year after year, we have heard nothing but wonderful stories from students as you have welcomed them into your home and created lasting memories of their time in the US. Last Thanksgiving, we successfully matched 130 students with 40 host families. This year, due to the popularity of this program and the increase in our student population, we expect that number to grow even larger. Please help us share this wonderful event with our students and register to be a host family this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014. 
To volunteer as a host family, please complete our online form.
The application deadline is November 7, 2014.  

If you have any questions or would like to refer your friends and family to participate in this program, please contact Hanna Lee, International Student Advisor, at (213) 740-2666 or by