“I want to experience Thanksgiving with a family here because I like to make a lot of friends and practice my English and enjoy Thanksgiving,” says Shuyu Pang, a junior at Lincoln Academy from TianJin, China. “In China we don’t have Thanksgiving and we don’t know what people do to celebrate it.”
Lincoln Academy’s Resident Life program is currently seeking families who would like to invite one or more international students to join them for Thanksgiving dinner. Since the LA dorm will remain open during Thanksgiving vacation, the school is seeking host families for the Thanksgiving meal itself; no overnight accommodation is necessary.
“This is a great opportunity to connect with teens from around the globe,” says Ken Stevenson, Lincoln Academy’s Director of Resident Life. “The Resident Life Program includes more than 80 students from 20 countries, and they are excited to learn more about our traditions, community and practice their language skills.”
Lincoln Academy is also looking for host families for the following school vacations: Christmas Break: December 21 – January 2, Winter Break: February 17 – February 25, and Spring Break: April 14 – April 22.
Please help us spread the word by sharing this message with any local families who might be interested in experiencing an international cultural exchange without ever leaving home.