Welcome Picnic

Every fall MFIS holds a Welcome Picnic for hundreds of new international students and their families.  This event is 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!

The 2019 Welcome Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug 31 from 1:00-3:00pm. This fun-filled event will be held at Brittingham Park on Lake Monona.  Please come prepared to enjoy a picnic in true Wisconsin fashion- through shared conversations, delicious food, music by the UW Band, a visit from Bucky the Badger, outdoor games, and occasionally even some rain drops.  Rain or shine the event goes on and the fun never stops.

To see more photos and a recap from previous years please visit our past events page. If you have any questions about this event or any other programming please contact us.