MFIS Welcome Picnic 2016 — August 27th, 2016 — Brittingham Park, Madison, WI

Despite the drizzle- the 2016 international students and their families came out in abundancy for our annual Welcome Picnic!

This year’s MFIS Welcome Picnic was held on Saturday August 27th from 11am-3pm at Brittingham Park on Lake Monona.  It was a great opportunity for our international visitors to meet other new students and local residents, to ask questions, hear  stories, and experience Madison culture by spending a day at the lake!
An estimated 300 international visitors and 50 local volunteers attended this event.  Guests enjoyed delicious food catered by Stoddard Meat Market, and scrumptious cake and cupcakes baked by Metro Market.  We worked off our lunch by playing traditional US sports and games in the park.  Bucky Badger was present once again for photo opportunties and attendees practiced singing some traditional UW Madison songs with members of the marching band.  U-Rah-Rah!

Thanks everyone who helped to make this event a success!  Here are some photos from the event:

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