Family Fun Picnic

07/09/2016 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Come for an afternoon of food and fun for the whole family! Fun games for children and adults Bouncy house Face Painting Balloons Prizes WHEN: Saturday July 9th, 2016 TIME: 11.00 a.m-2.00 p.m. WHERE: Buckeye Village Recreation Center Play grounds (2724 Defiance Dr) WHO: International students, scholars, and their families WHAT IS THE COST: FREE! […]

Welcome Picnic

08/14/2016 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm – On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3:30pm IFI will welcome 400 new international students by hosting a Welcome Picnic at a local Columbus park. This event includes conversation, outdoor games, and American picnic food. Come and meet other new International students, as well as some American hosts. Rides are available. Sign up required to attend.

Welcome Party

08/22/2016 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm – On Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union IFI will welcome 1,000 new internationals by hosting the International Student Welcome Party. This event includes conversation, games, and line dancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Come and meet other new International students, as well as some American hosts. Sign […]

Weekend Homestay

08/26/2016- 09/04/2016 @ – August 26-28 or September 2-4 If you did not have the opportunity to stay with an IFI host prior to classes starting, here is your chance! Spend a weekend away from campus in a home setting and develop new friendships. Homestay experiences vary. Our hosts are ethnically diverse and live in a variety of neighborhoods. […]

Red River Gorge Trip

10/14/2016- 10/16/2016 @ – RED RIVER GORGE CAMPING and HIKING TRIP 2016 Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16 Cost of $70.00 includes most meals, housing, transportation, bonfire, activities Each individual must register for himself or herself.  Married couple: Indicate your spouse’s name when you register. This form is not active. Please do not submit your registration yet.   […]

Thanksgiving 2016

11/24/2016 @ – Sign Up Visit a local home for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Meet some people and get to know US American culture!

Ice Skating

02/25/2017 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Ice Skating & Dinner Date:  Saturday, Feb. 25th Time:  3-4:30pm, Chili dinner served afterwards at New Song Church (Severance Campus) Cost:  $5 (You must sign-up with group to get this price – This event is limited to the first 30 students (total) that signup.) Rides:  2:30pm – Pickup at Amasa Stone Chapel and Reserve Square. […]

International Friendships Game Night

03/18/2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm –

International Friendships invites International Students and Scholars from Cleveland State University, Baldwin Wallace, and University, Case Western Reserve University to join in on a fun night of games! Active games include volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, and even some friendly competition between the campuses through some crazy group games! For those more inclined to less active games, there will be a number of different table games, such as Jenga, Uno, Apples to Apples, and Pit (well, that one can be quite active!)

Experience Easter

04/16/2017 @ 12:00 am – An invitation to experience Easter: Though Christmas gets more attention in American culture, Easter is actually the most significant Christian holiday of the year.  If you have any interest in exploring how it is celebrated, consider signing up with International Friendships to spend Easter Sunday (April 16th) with a local host.  You’ll visit a church, […]