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Unlike most U.S. students, international students and scholars at the University at Albany cannot go home during the short Thanksgiving recess. If you have room at your Thanksgiving table for one or more international visitors, we encourage you to become a host family participant this year!
Inviting an international student or scholar to join you for this holiday is an enjoyable, interesting and unique way to exchange ideas, customs and cross-cultural issues, and you can show our visitors first-hand how Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.
Note: International scholars are students or faculty doing research at UAlbany for several months. All students and scholars speak English.
- You must be able to pick the students/scholars up at the University and drive them back afterwards.
- This is not an overnight visit—you decide the length of the visit.
- You are encouraged to host at least 2 students/scholars so that they will feel more comfortable.
Please complete the Host Family Application and return it to International Student & Scholar Services no later than NOVEMBER 14.
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Johnson-Hales via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Students use this link to apply for a host family: Application for Thanksgiving Host Family
New U.S. CBP Automated I-94 System
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun its new automated I-94 arrival/departure record system. As international students, you will still receive an I-94. However, it will not be in the form of a small, white card stapled into your passport at the time of entry that many of you are used to. Instead, you will have an electronic I-94, which you will have to download and print from the CBP web site.
Please remember that ISSS needs a copy of any new documents you have been issued, including the I-94. Once you print out the new record, please provide a copy to ISSS.