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of the boy from up the street who buried
your My Little Ponies in the mud and say,
"Not really."
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
The international student may not tell
you his mother makes an international call
every day begging him not to marry this
American. He may not tell you until after
you've flown across the world to meet his
family and won their hearts honestly. Even
then, you may suspect it was really your orange polka-dot pajamas that charmed your
future mother-in-law, but you'll take it.
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
You may have a wedding in his country
and another in yours, arriving at the former
with a horse and drummers, and departing
the latter in a VW van. You may still laugh
years later at how he balked in Birmingham
at throwing the garter from your thigh to a
pack of unwed men, or how you were up 'til
dawn in a Damascus hotel room dismantling the zealous work of the hairdresser
while the international student plucked fake
lashes from your khol-lined eyelids.
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
Your family gatherings may become
much more entertaining. The international

... and departing the
latter in a VW van.

student may make your mom spew her
drink when he misses the subtle difference
between devil and deviled and asks her to
pass the "Satan eggs." She may make it her
personal duty to remedy his dislike of ham,
but she'll still add a turkey to the table each
Christmas especially for him.
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
The years may fly by and you may forget
what it was like to not be subject to "ran-

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dom" security checks or the worry that
comes with having family far away in a place
of unrest. The sharp edges of your cultures
may wound each other unintentionally and
at times take you by surprise. But you will
not forget, even as the years fly by, that the
harmony is richer because of the struggles
and that that faraway place is now a part
of you too. You will learn together which
of the sharp edges deserve to be blunted
and which ones to keep as they are...but to
handle with care.
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
You may watch his mother and yours,
who don't speak each other's languages,
laugh as they sled down a hill holding on to
one another, and you will know that some
things are stronger than cultures or words.
If you invite an international student
home for Thanksgiving:
It may, of course, lead to nothing at all.
It may simply mean another place setting at
the table, another slice cut from the pumpkin pie, another friendly face in the shuffle
of passing plates and giving thanks. 
But the thing is, you never know.
IE
VICKI VALOSIK is a senior program
officer at AMIDEAST in Washington, D.C.
and a freelance writer. She holds dual
master's degrees in nonfiction writing and
sociology.



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International Educator - November/december 2013
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Core Values
Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement
When a Student Dies Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Contents
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Brief
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - 6
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Core Values
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Focus
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