2017 Thanksgiving Without Borders

Published October 17, 2017


The Office of International Student and Scholar Services and Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce UB's fourth annual “Thanksgiving Without Borders” program. The goal of this program is to foster a more inclusive community by encouraging meaningful cross-cultural experiences for both faculty/staff and students. We hope that international students will learn about this unique aspect of American culture through the experience of celebrating Thanksgiving with UB employees and their families. In turn, we hope that participating families will share their traditions while making connections with members of our diverse international community.

Last year, 76 international students celebrated Thanksgiving with many UB employees and their families.  Our hope is that we can offer this opportunity to as many international students as possible again this year. We invite you to participate this year! If you are interested in participating as a host family, please click on the link below to find the Thanksgiving Without Borders Registration Form. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 3.  Host families will receive information about the students with whom they’ve been matched no later than Thursday, November 16.

Thanksgiving Without Borders Registration Form: http://inted.oie.buffalo.edu/ISSSTGP/Faculty/index.html

Thank you for your interest and willingness to contribute to this global Thanksgiving experience!



Teresa A. Miller, JD, LLM

Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence


Ellen Dussourd

Assistant Vice Provost and Director

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)