On Saturday, November 26, right after the official Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in the U.S., the CIEE Alumni Russia Chapter gathered at CheckPoint Café for their own celebration in wintry Moscow. The chapter's president describes the event:
"I was so excited to meet all these amazing people! We shared food and stories about our CIEE Work & Travel USA experiences. Some people have just returned from their summer in the United States and are already planning their next travels, and others told us about their year abroad with the FLEX program. We had some pizzas and red velvet cupcakes made according to the American recipe. Alumni decided that they will gather again soon; the next meeting will most likely be scheduled in January. The very first chapter event turned out to be such an interesting bonding, so I can’t wait to see everyone again!"