1. On- campus celebrations
Many campuses across the U.S. usually host Thanksgiving dinner/parties for their international students. If your school is hosting such an event, go out and enjoy the feast. It’s a perfect way to hang out with your friends and take a small break from studying. Plus who doesn’t love free food?
2. Thanksgiving with your friends!
Nothing is closer to having family than surrounding yourself with friends. You can have your own Thanksgiving celebration with your friends by preparing food together, watching football, and simply enjoying each other’s company.
Giving back to those in need is a good way to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving. Not only are you getting involved in your community, but you get to meet new people and learn about their background. You can help share and deliver food to those who are in need and show them what this holiday is really about!
4. Thanksgiving Day Parade
This is a must-see event for Thanksgiving. Big, bright balloons of favorite cartoon and movie characters, floats and musical performances are just some the features of a Thanksgiving Day Parade. For those living in or close to New York City, there is the Macy’s Day Parade that brings about thousands of people each year. If you’re not in New York, check out if your local area will be having a parade and go out and enjoy the festivities.
5. Sleep and Study
After enjoying a wholesome Thanksgiving meal with your friends and enjoying local events, Thanksgiving break is also a good time to get some rest. With final examinations around the corner, catching up on some sleep and squeezing in some study time will be needed to help you through this busy period. Also, take this opportunity to complete any outstanding assignments.
From the ISO staff to you, Happy Thanksgiving!