Not all Aggies get to go home
November 24, 2008 | Many Utah State University students
are getting excited for time off during the Thanksgiving
holiday. Many students will go home and spend time with
their family, eat lots of turkey, and enjoy playing
and watching football. But what about USU students who
can't make it home? What about students that don't even
USU is fortunate to have students from all across
the world attending classes. Francisco Santos is a first
year student at USU from the Dominican Republic, along
with about 145 others, according to Francisco.
When asked if people from his country celebrate Thanksgiving,
he said, "only people that have lived here (in America)
will celebrate Thanksgiving."
According to Francisco, the Dominicans tend to make
it home to their country about twice a year, once during
the summer and one during the Christmas break. Francisco
said he had an unusual schedule this year and will be
making it home only once which will be during the Christmas
What will Francisco do during his Thanksgiving break?
He said he is going to use the time to work on some
projects for school.
As for Thanksgiving, all the international students
have been invited to President Stan Albrecht's house.
Francisco said he will be attending that event for Thanksgiving.
Francisco said he "definitely likes having the time
off," and that he needs the time off. Besides being
a full-time student at USU, Francisco also works part-time
at the Aggie Marketplace on campus.
Whether this break is to celebrate Thanksgiving or
not, it sounds like the break is coming at the right
time for the students at USU. Francisco has earned some
needed rest and hopefully other students will be able
to relax and enjoy the time off as well.