Thursday, November 27, 2014

What’s a SAISgiving, Sana?

Today we have a post from our student blogger Sana A.  Enjoy!

For SAISers, Thanksgiving Break is the wonderful week of the fall semester where midterms are behind us and we can prepare for the finals week approaching fast. Students go around the world for informational interviews, exciting vacations or just home to waiting friends and family.
Since we’ve become a family of our own at SAIS, this year I hosted a group of friends for a SAISgiving! We decided to celebrate a week early, before we all went off to do spectacular things. Being graduate students, my roommate and I (a fellow SAISer in the Strategic Studies department) turned our living room into a large dining room. Neither of us is that enthusiastic about cooking; after a quick trip to the local Whole Foods, we walked out with a rotisserie chicken, a small turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes casserole and a pumpkin roll for dessert. Friends trickled in throughout the evening, and the carefully selected Thanksgiving playlist gave way to “Oh, you have to watch this video on YouTube!” and “This is a fantastic podcast!”   
All in all, it was a really great evening and one of the last times we would all be together for a holiday this year. Even though we are second years with a semester ahead of us, there is a strong sense that time is flying by and this makes us cherish our time at SAIS so much more.