Below is an excerpt of my recent blog post for the DC Chi Alpha Blog.
I used to work at a church and so naturally, Easter and Christmas were holidays when we were able to connect with hundreds of people in our community that may have otherwise never attended a service or been impacted by an outreach project. But it was during my internship several years ago that I realized that Thanksgiving was one of, if not the most, strategic holiday for building relationship with international students.
I was surprised and I don't think I fully understood how true this was until I attended Mosaic Conference. It's a conference designed specifically for international students and provides an opportunity for them to have an unforgettable experience during Thanksgiving.