August 12, 2023
4:00pm - 8:00pm
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
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:
Thank you, Event Sponsors!
Diamonds Ice Cream
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Sunrise Asian Food Market
Bibibop Asian Grill
Radiant Life Church
Linworth Baptist Church
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Salt & Pepper Restaurant
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