An International Thanksgiving

BY AMANDA FELDSTEIN

Staff Writer

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International Students Have a Variety of Plans for This Thanksgiving.
International Students Have a Variety of Plans for This Thanksgiving.

One aspect that many students appreciate at Lynn is the full week off for Thanksgiving break. Not all schools do this, so being a highly populated international school brings a variety of different activities to be enjoyed throughout the week. South Florida is a popular vacation spot, so naturally students love being here.

Silvia De Leonibus, junior from Italy, plans to do exactly that.

“I’m going to Santo Domingo because one of my Italian friends has a house there so he invited us to his place so we are going to go there for the whole week,” said De Leonibus.

Next week allows international students to see other parts of the world besides South Florida.

The advantage of going to school in America also allows internationals to become a part of a new culture.

Lauren Handley, senior from England, plans to spend her week off with her friend and her family in Orlando.

“Last year I went with a teammate of mine to her home and it was lovely to get away from school and experience thanksgiving with her family,” said Handley. “This year I plan to do the same, but with my other mate so it will be interesting to see the difference in tradition and what the entire week has in store for us,” she added.

Along with traveling to other countries, international students can see other parts of Florida and the United States.

International students at Lynn have a variety of different plans for this years upcoming Thanksgiving break. Stock Photos.
International students at Lynn have a variety of different plans for this years upcoming Thanksgiving break. Stock Photos.

In Aaron Zucker’s case, it is a waiting game. He is a sophomore from Germany, but is a member of the men’s soccer team. Their success this year may affect his plans for the week.

No plans have been made due to their potential to go far in the NCAA national tournament, but he does know he will be with his friends.

“We probably have to stay here for post season so we are not sure yet,” said Zucker. “I will probably do something with the international boys on the team. Go and have a nice dinner somewhere or something like that,” added Zucker.

Lynn’s Thanksgiving break may not be directed towards international students, but it does not stop them from enjoying their time overseas or in America.  Thanksgiving break gives everyone a rest.

 

Amanda Feldstein

Amanda Feldstein is an alumna with a bachelors degree in biology. As a former member of Lynn's Women’s Soccer team, Feldstein was able to find her aspirations of becoming a physical therapist.

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