Welcome Picnic - Volunteers

Check out a video of our 2021 Picnic!

Welcome Picnic is an annual MFIS event held at the beginning of the fall semester to welcome newly-arriving international students and scholars.  Brittingham Park, located on Monona Bay, is a perfect setting to enjoy a fall day in Madison. Each year hundreds of international visitors gather for a day of food, fun and friendship. Volunteers are the key to making this event one that students will always remember!

  • Make connections with students.
  • Enjoy a typical Wisconsin picnic lunch.
  • Sing along with UW cheer songs.
  • Play games.

Questions?  picnic@mfismadison.org


On August 28, 2022, MFIS hosted 300 students at Brittingham Park for our annual Welcome Picnic, It was a beautiful day where volunteers and students enjoyed good conversation, ate picnic food and played games. Both volunteers and students love this opportunity to mingle with our international community of students and scholars.

Registration for Welcome Picnic 2023 will be posted in August.

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