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Thanksgiving Dinner Program

Office for International Students and Scholars

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for feasting and family. Every year, OISS organizes programs to ensure that international visitors at UD are able to experience this unique U.S. holiday while on campus.

To introduce the international community to Thanksgiving, OISS hosts two special programs in collaboration with community partners.


OISS Thanksgiving Dinner

Learn more about the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy a FREE traditional meal. This event has traditionally been held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark. Tickets are free but limited to the first 300 students and scholars to register to attend. More details about location and time, registration, tickets pick up and transportation will be available closer to the events. See photos from last year's program.

Thanksgiving Dinner with a Local Family

OISS has a long tradition of partnering up with local community members who welcome the opportunity to have international students and scholars join them for a traditional dinner on Thanksgiving Day! Pre-registration is required and details on time, location and transportation will be confirmed in advance.

If you are a UD faculty or staff and would to invite international students and scholars to your Thanksgiving table, please complete the online registration form that will be available here prior to the program.

In the News:

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