Welcome Picnic

May 29, 2023


August 12, 2023

4:00pm - 8:00pm


Maranatha Baptist Church

4663 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

Introduce yourself to local Americans and other internationals as the school year begins!

Come join us as we enjoy a lovely day of games, American picnic delicacies, and more. Come to make new friendships, and bring a current friend with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to other international students!

Please register beforehand as it helps us plan for the day's food and activities.

What you Expect

Lawn Games & Sports (Soccer, Badminton, Cornhole, etc.)
Group activities to make new friends
Food from all over the world

Important Note:

A filming crew from a local television station (PBS) has been invited to film a member of our OSU student organization for a locally broadcasted show about organizations that serve the community of Columbus. The film crew will not be focusing on any other guests for this event. If you would not like to be shown in any of the footage for the show, directions will be available when you check in on how to do so.

Free Bus rides provided at 3:15pm

IFI is providing a free bus ride to the Welcome Picnic from two locations:

Ohio Union

(see map)

University Village Leasing Office

(see map)

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