GEOS Boston Gives Thanks

Studying abroad is about more than learning a new language, it’s also about experiencing a new culture, and at GEOS Boston we’re always looking for new and creative ways to involve our students in American life. Thanksgiving is a distinctly North American tradition that centers on being thankful for what we have, giving to those who are less fortunate, and eating…because nothing brings people together like good food. In keeping with the season, we were thrilled to take some of our students to volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Students and teachers spent the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving collecting donations of non-perishable food, and then a group of 10 of us joined 14 other people to sort these donations. By working together we were able to sort and label an impressive 13,824 lbs. of pies/food that were donated to those in need. This is 576 lbs. per person! This translate to 11,520 meals made possible with our volunteered time and effort. Our students really enjoyed this experience as it is an American custom to help your community, especially during the holiday season. Here are some pictures of our students participating in the community and the Thanksgiving tradition.