29 November 2013


Being Abroad for Thanksgiving is a little bit odd. No one here in Germany, obviously, celebrates Thanksgiving. We didn't have the whole day off but the LC institute was very generous and cancelled our two afternoon classes so that we would all be able to have time in order to cook for dinner. 

There were about 35 people who came to Thanksgiving. All of the people on the program, our teachers, and the mentors from the mentor program, who are German students and graduates were there to eat. There was a wide array of food. Three turkeys, 10 different desserts alone, and a spread of different foods for the main meal including cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, bean casserole, gravy, biscuits, etc. 

We spent from around 7 pm to 11:30 pm talking, eating and drinking. It was a wonderful time. It was really nice for me, and I think everyone else as well, to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving together even though we were all not able to be with our families. We were able to celebrate together as a program family though and that was really great. 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at home! 

I hope you all had wonderful days with your families and/or friends. 

As always, let me know when you have any questions. My email is drussosavage@lclark.edu 

Until next time,