MIFP Events for Community Friends and Students

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.

President’s Reception in October

This evening reception is hosted by the University of Montana president (or representative) and held in the University Ballroom. International Students and their Community Friends are welcomed and thanked 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 Semmester meet at this event.

Annual Fundraising Bake Sale in February

MIFP conducts its annual fundraising bake sale on the Valentine's Day or a closer date. This bake sale is held in the University Center at the University of Montana. Funds from the bake sale support international student activities and improvements to the International House at the University of Montana. MIFP appreciates community friends' donation of baked goods and purchases of these goods.

Annual Silent Auction at the International Culture and Food Festival in April

MIFP holds its annual silent auction 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 funds that support UM international students' activities. Please contact MIFP to make a donation or contact Foreign Student and Scholar Services.