Global Education Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner with Exchange Students

Julie Maddox, Assistant Dean, Global Education

On November 17, Global Education held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for exchange students studying at MIT for the fall term or full academic year. This annual event brings together current exchange students, along with MIT students who previously studied abroad, to share in this American tradition. Many exchange students expressed their gratitude for the chance to make friends from around the world and to become part of the MIT community.   

GECD together with ten different academic departments (Courses 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 16, 17, 18) are currently hosting 38 exchange students from eight different academic exchange programs: Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sciences Po, Pretoria, and ETH Zurich. The students represent 16 different nationalities from around the world. Among these students are the first exchange students from Japan through a new agreement with the University of Tokyo for Courses 2, 3, and 22.