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Global Thanksgiving

OGSSE's Global Thanksgiving

OGSSE's Global Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is coming up (November 28) and is an important holiday in U.S. American culture.  Thanksgiving is a celebration where families and friends gather to give thanks for food and family, and centers around a large traditional meal, usually with turkey, mashed potatoes, bread, and other “autumn” side-dishes such as squash, corn, beans, and gravy.


You have two opportunities to celebrate Thanksgiving!

1)    Celebrate this American tradition with friends as we learn about Thanksgiving and share family traditions. This event is a potluck - please bring a dish that is traditional to your family, whether it is American or international, we welcome all food! Children and families are welcome and encouraged to attend, after all, Thanksgiving is all about family! The event will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 5 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (250 West 7th Street).

2)      If you’d like to be to be invited into a local family’s home for Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) please complete this form by Monday, November 18.  The OGSSE will match families with 1 – 3 international students for friendship, food and cultural exchange on Thanksgiving.  The University will be on break Wednesday through Friday of that week (Nov. 27-29th). 


Invite an international student to your home for the Thanksgiving meal! As a uniquely U.S. American holiday, Thanksgiving provides a special opportunity for local families to:

·         Share your family tradition and culture with a Gannon international student(s),

·         Initiate a friendship and promote cultural exchange 

If you’d like to invite an international student (or 2) to share Thanksgiving with you and your family, please complete this simple Google form by Nov. 18th.  The Office of Global Support & Student Engagement (OGSSE) will match families with international students.


Feel free to call (814-871-7133) or email us if you have any questions at

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