Marshall faculty, staff asked to host students for Thanksgiving


INTO Marshall is offering an opportunity for faculty and staff to welcome an INTO student into their home for Thanksgiving dinner.

“Over the holiday, many of our students will stay in Huntington for the short break period. As such, we are looking for faculty and staff who would be interested in hosting one of our students in their home for Thanksgiving dinner,”  said Kelli Kerbawy, INTO Student Services Coordinator. “If you are staying in town over break, please consider hosting a student for dinner. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture and share a traditional American meal.  Dinner in an American home provides students a chance to become more familiar with the Huntington community.”

In addition, Kerbawy said, “This is an opportunity to foster new friendships that promote cultural learning and appreciation for both hosts and students. As a host, you will be provided a student’s email and phone number to arrange the date, time and transportation (if necessary) on the day of your dinner. Please include how many students you would be willing to accommodate. Please be aware, some cultures may have strict dietary restrictions, but we will do our best to communicate those ahead of time. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.”

Anyone interested may contact Kerbawy by e-mail at kerbawy1@marshall.edu. The deadline for sign-ups is Friday, Nov. 7.