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See the Brochure for this conference down below!!!  Save it to your computer and then print it. Or stop by our office and pick up your own copy of the brochure.

This event is held over the Thanksgiving holidays (Nov. 23-27) in the Boston, Massachusetts area. It is a great experience which combines (1) sharing the Thanksgiving holiday with an American family in their home, (2) sightseeing at famous places of the Boston area (such as Harvard, MIT, and historical sites of the American Revolution), and (3) the opportunity to learn about the Christian faith through a guest speaker. This conference is sponsored by International Students Inc.(ISI), a nation-wide Christian organization which serves international students, scholars, and their families.

 Our group from Penn State will leave from the lobby of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (across Curtin Road from Pattee Library and the main CATA bus stop), on Wed., Nov. 23 at 8:30 AM. If you live far from campus, perhaps I can instead pick you up at your home at a designated time between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. (There are no classes that day due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, and a limited CATA bus schedule.) Since it takes about 10 hours to drive to Boston, this will allow us to arrive in the early evening so that you can fully enjoy Thanksgiving Day (the next day) with your hosts. En route we will stop periodically for gasoline and to use the rest-rooms; you may choose to bring food along for lunch and supper en route or buy “fast food”. We will leave on Sunday morning at a similar time so as to arrive back in State College by about 7 PM.

 To register, complete the Registration Form on the Conference brochure, sign it, and return it to me, with cash or a check for the $85 Conference Fee, payable to "ISI". Please do this as early as possible. This trip is limited to the first 12 people who register, so don’t delay in registering. (Sorry, but we will not be able to take any children, or visiting parents with our group.) The registration deadline for the Penn State group is Friday, Nov. 8, but the tri is usually full long before then.

 Your share of the transportation costs is an additional $90, cash or check payable to "Kirk Zuercher", also to be paid when you submit your Registration Form and Conference Fee. Thus, the TOTAL COST is $175, not including the cost of lunch and supper en route each way and any souvenirs you choose to buy.     

What to bring: Please pack "light", and in small bags, as there is a very limited space for luggage in the vans. A bed, blankets, pillow, and towel will be provided for you, so you only need to bring clothes and personal items such as a toothbrush and shampoo.
Note: It is necessary that you speak some English in order to be able to communicate with your host family.

Note:  If you have any idea to visit friends in Boston or do other things outside the conference schedule while you are there, please note that on the registration form and tell us when you register.

Questions:  Contact Bill Saxton, IMPS trip coordinator, at  or  cell:  814-404-6763

Kirk Zuercher