Mission: To enhance positive and healthy cross-cultural social exchange and study experiences between
                USU international students/scholars and Cache Valley residents.

Goal: To connect interested students/scholars with community families for Thanksgiving and Christmas  
           dinners and other holiday events. 


Specific event information:

                        Thanksgiving Dinner                                   Christmas Dinner & Other Holiday Events



Participation application:


Foster Long-Term Friendships: The Cache Valley community and USU International students/scholars are encouraged to keep in contact with any previously assigned students/families and lead any of the suggested events listed below:

     Potential American Family-led Get-Togethers:                                          Potential International Student-led Get-Togethers:

                MLK Holiday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day,                                   Chinese New Year, Muslim Idul Fitri, Hindu Dewali
                Independence Day, Pioneer’s Day, Labor Day, New Year Eve/Day 


Post-Event Survey:
(Please complete this survey to help us maintain a strong, effective and meaningful program for you)


Contact us:

Family Connections Committee Chair: Manijeh Nouraei (

Family Relations & Facilitator: Trace Skeen (