Monday, December 1, 2014

International Thanksgiving

You may not remember your first Thanksgiving, but a group of international students at UIS will certainly remember theirs.

Nearly 20 graduate students were invited over Friday for a late Thanksgiving dinner. It was hosted by Jeannie Capranica, who works in international services at UIS.

Thursday the students tried traditional American Thanksgiving meals.

Friday they made recipes familiar to their homes.

"Learning something new is very fascinating. If we are doing something new- I'm just knowing the cultures over here. In India we know that how the culture is over there, but we are sharing our cultures with the Americans over here so we are also a part of it," graduate student Vishal Patel said.

Patel says most of the students are getting Masters Degrees in management information systems and computer science--all computer studies.

The article appeared online at on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Read the article here.