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International Friends Program Thanksgiving 2017

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Meal with an American Family

International Friends Program (IFP) is pairing up local American families with international students and scholars to share a Thanksgiving day meal. 

Get Involved

International students and scholars interested in getting together with an American family for a Thanksgiving Day meal, can go to IFP's website at and fill out the Student Application Form, (also available at 

Submit your application no later than November 21, 11:59 pm.  Participating students will be contacted prior to Thanksgiving Day with the assigned family’s contact information. Families should contact the students immediately to establish contact and make arrangements for the event.

Thanksgiving Day

Each year on the 4th Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, family, American football, Black Friday shopping. Traditionally, Thanksgiving meals include turkey, served with mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, squash and other autumn garden vegetables, and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving gathering originated as a fall harvest festival in 1621. Thanksgiving history is available at  


Please feel free to contact IFP if you have any questions or concerns about this event.
Karen Flessner, IFP community board member & Family Connections Chair,, 435-760-5458
Manijeh Nouraei, IFP Family Connections Committee Member,, 435-512-3218 
Nathan Hult, IFP community board member,, 435-764-1961