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Thanksgiving dinner, with 700 Maverick guests

EducationThanksgiving dinner, with 700 Maverick guests

Tanya Bedi

As campus started to wind down for the Thanksgiving holiday, The University of Texas at Arlington brought together students, faculty and staff for a night full of food and giving thanks.

Tanya Bedi, a senior studying business, is enjoying a semester exchange program with UT Arlington. She is from Singapore.

“I’m grateful for the friends I’ve made here and the community I’ve found at UTA,” Bedi said. “I’ve made friends in my classes, and this is a such a good way to celebrate with friends when it’s hard to go home to see family.”

The campus-wide Thanksgiving feast, which began in 2017, has its roots in an annual potluck Thanksgiving dinner that the Office of International Education organized for international and study abroad students to introduce them to the American Thanksgiving experience. Now UTA, which has approximately 6,000 international students from more than 100 countries, invites all of its students, faculty and staff to partake.

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