MIFP Events

Ice Cream Meet & Greet in September

Students and Community Friends are invited to A Carousel for Missoula for huckleberry or chocolate ice-cream. This evening event provides a place for the newly matched students and community friends to meet each other. MIFP Board members, International Student Association and campus volunteers register the participants, help them find their matches, and serve ice cream.

Fall Potluck in October

International Students and their Community Friends share food and celebrate each other's culinary backgrounds. The President of the University joins the celebration to thank the Community Friends for their participation.

Holiday Party in December

This afternoon party is held on the first Sunday of December.  MIFP and Community Friends provide traditional foods, and holiday or international entertainment is featured.

Spring Potluck in February

Community Friends are asked to make an international dish with their student for our potluck. Friends and students who are matched during the spring semester meet at this event.

Annual Silent Auction and Bake Sale at the International Culture and Food Festival 

MIFP holds its annual silent auction and bake sale during the International Cultural and Food Festival in the University Center at the University of Montana. At the auction, donated international items, dinners, and cooking classes are available. Benefits go to support UM international students' activities. Please contact MIFP to make a donation or contact International Student and Scholar Services.

End of Year Celebration for International Students

MIFP sponsors this barbeque event for international students at the end of spring semester. This event is held jointly by the MIFP board members, international student organizations, and the International Student Association. 

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2018

Date Time Location Event
August 6 7 p.m. International House MIFP Board Meeting
August 21 TBA International House Welcome dinner for new international students
August 21 TBA University Center MIFP Information Session for international students
August 27 midnight Application Deadline for Community Friends and International Students
September 6 7 p.m. Lommasson Center 226 Community Friends Orientation 
September 10 7 p.m. International House MIFP Board Meeting
September 12 6:30-8 p.m. Carousel at the Caras Park "Meet and Greet" for Community Friends and International Students
October 1 7 p.m. MIFP Board Meeting
October 21 4:30-6 p.m. Community Center Fall Potluck
November 5 7 p.m. MIFP Board Meeting

Spring Semester 2019

Date Time  Location Event
January 7 7 p.m. International House MIFP Board Meeting
January  Welcome dinner for new international students
January  UC MIFP Information Session for international students 
January  midnight Application Deadline for Community Friends and International Students
January Lommasson Center 226 Orientation for Community Friends
February 4 7 p.m.  MIFP Board Meeting
February  5-6:30 p.m. Spring Potluck
February 14 UC Atrium  MIFP Fundraising Bake Sale
March 4 7 p.m. MIFP Board Meeting
March 17 UC International Festival
April 1 7 p.m. MIFP Board Meeting
April 4-6 p.m. International House End of year BBQ for international students 
May 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. MIFP Board Retreat