A Message to the University Community
The Office of International Programs is once again coordinating its annual Thanksgiving Hosting Program and we ask you to consider inviting a member of Penn's international student and scholar community to your table. Holidays can be a lonely time for visitors from abroad and many welcome the opportunity to share in a traditional American holiday dinner or gathering.
We encourage you and your family to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get to know an international student or scholar at Penn.
While we offer this program for interested individuals to be matched, we also encourage you to consider inviting a member of your own department or unit. It could make a world of difference to a visitor far away from home and it could be a revitalizing experience for your entire family!
If you would like to participate in the OIP Thanksgiving Hosting Program or if you have any questions, please call Veronika Simon at (215) 898-1643 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourage you to view our Thanksgiving Hosting Program web site at www.upenn.edu/oip/kaleidoscope/main.html
--Joyce M. Randolph, Director, Office of International
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 9, October 26, 1999