Welcome Picnic


Food, Fun and Friendships await you!

What is better than a Picnic in the Park on a summer day! Every fall MFIS holds a Welcome Picnic for over three hundred eager new international students, scholars, and their families.  What a great opportunity for our international visitors to meet other new students and local residents, ask questions, hear stories, and experience Madison culture by spending a day at the lake!

As a student you will be treated to a typical American summer outing…a PICNIC! Free food, music, games, laughter and new friendships are yours for the asking. This is your time to experience the best of Madison.

As a volunteer you will meet our newly arrived students on one of their first days in Madison. Your only mission is to have as much fun as the students by chatting, listening, and engaging in new relationships…all while you share a picnic lunch.

Both students and MFIS volunteers enjoy shared conversations, delicious food, music by Badger Band, a visit from Bucky Badger, and outdoor games.  You won’t want to miss this chance to spend a day of laughter and global good will.

Rain or shine the event goes on and the fun never stops.

Date:              Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time:             11: 00 a.m.

Place:             Brittingham Park on Lake Monona

Volunteer Registration begins July 21. Please register here.

Student Registration begins August 11.