The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and many of our international students are looking forward to sharing in this uniquely American tradition. The Holiday Hospitality Program is a volunteer-based community involvement program designed to enable international students and scholars to join local families for a meal during the holiday season.

We invite members of the CSI community to consider hosting an international student or scholar for this Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 22. If you are interested in opening your home to at least two international students and/or scholars for Thanksgiving, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator and CSI alumna, Debra Santuilli-Barone at or at 646.765.6531 by Saturday, November 10.

For more information about the program, you can also contact Winnie Brophy at the Center for Global Engagement, Building 2A, Room 206, at 718.982.2100 or via email at You can also email Debra Santuilli-Barone at

There is also an online flier on the program, which you can print and hang outside your office advertising this opportunity.