voa慢速英语:Student Series: Thanksgiving in the US

发表时间:2008-11-28内容来源:VOA英语学习网

College and universities may arrange for students far from home to spend the holiday with local families. Part 12 of our series. TransCRIpt of radio broadcast:


This is the VOA special english Education Report.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Americans traditionally gather for a large holiday meal with family and friends. Most schools are also closed Friday for Thanksgiving break. Some students get all week off.

So where does this leave international students? We asked a few colleges and universities around the country for this week's report in our Foreign Student Series.

The campus farm at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont The campus farm at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VermontIn the Northeast, Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, has twenty-nine international students this year out of a student population of about eight hundred. Dick Weis is the director of international programs. He says teachers and coaches invite international students to their homes for Thanksgiving. Professor Weis is having six or seven at his house for the holiday.

In the Southeast, Lelia Crawford is director of international student programs at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She says school groups organize meals for the more than one thousand five hundred international students at Emory.

Local organizations also get involved, like a group called the Atlanta Ministry with International Students. It arranges for students in the Atlanta area to celebrate Thanksgiving with American families.

The group also has a program called Christmas International House. International students can spend the long winter holiday with families in other parts of the United States.

In the Midwest, Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, has more than one thousand students. Fourteen of them this year are from other countries. International student adviser Nadia Sifri says they are connected with local host families when they first arrive. The families provide a home away from home, she says, and they generally invite the students to spend Thanksgiving with them.

And in the West, Bob Ericksen heads the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA has more than five thousand international students, and he says they can enjoy not just one but three meals for Thanksgiving.

His office and the Study Abroad Office have a dinner before the holiday. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, local families bring food to a park to share with international students. And that evening, the students can go to another Thanksgiving meal held by a service fraternity.

And that's the VOA special english Education Report, written by Nancy Steinbach. Our Foreign Students Series can be found on the Web at tingvoa.com. I'm Steve Ember.

参考中文翻译:

大学将安排远离家乡的学生与当地家庭一起度过感恩节

本周四是美国的感恩节。按照传统,美国人将会和亲朋好友齐聚一堂,享受盛大的节日大餐。大多数学校周五为感恩节放假。有些学生则整个星期都是假期。

那么,那些国际生怎么办呢?我们本周的留学生系列栏目参访了全国各地的大学。

在西北地区,在佛蒙特Poultney的Green Mountain College 拥有800个学生,其中国际生就有29个。Dick Weis是国际项目的主任。他说教师和教练邀请国际生到他们家中度过感恩节。Weis教授则邀请六七个学生到他家中过节。

在东南部,Lelia Crawford 是佐治亚州亚特兰大Emory University国际生项目的主任。她说,学校团体为1500多名国际生组织了节日盛宴。

当地的组织也参与进来,比如一个叫做亚特兰大国际生管理部的团体。他们安排亚特兰大的留学生与美国家庭一起过感恩节。

这个团体还有一个项目叫做圣诞国际家庭。国际生可以整个假期都与美国其他地区的家庭一起度过。

中西部,爱荷华州Sioux市的Morningside College有1000多名学生,其中,今年有14个学生来自国外。 国际生顾问Nadia Sifri说这些留学生刚到美国的时候就是和当地的美国家庭联系的。这些家庭在远离家的地方给了他们一个家。她说,这些家庭一般也会邀请留学生和他们一起过感恩节。

在西部,Dashew中心是专门为加利福尼亚大学的国际生和学者组建的,简称UCLA,负责人是Bob Ericksen。UCLA拥有5000多名国际生。Bob Ericksen说,国际生们可以享受三顿节日美餐。

他的办公室和海外学习办在节前会组织一次聚餐。感恩节当天,当地家庭会带食物去公园,与国际生共享。感恩节晚上,学生们可以享用由互助会提供的另一顿感恩节盛宴。

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