Local resident volunteers open their homes, set an extra place or more at their Thanksgiving table, and share their food, family and traditions with international students. MFIS volunteers have generously hosted over 200 international students each year. Past students say this is one of their most memorable experiences in the US, while hosts often tell us they make lifetime international friends.
Due to health and safety guidance related to COVID-19, MFIS was not able to provide Thanksgiving Hospitality program opportunities in the fall of 2020. Watch our COVID-19 Updates and this website page for more information regarding Thanksgiving in fall of 2021.