Local Events

At the beginning of each school year IFM hosts a big Welcome dinner to get to know and connect with new and returning students, scholars and their families.

Welcome Banquet   -   August

Every Friday Night during the School year IFM offers a Free dinner followed by classes for international students to interact with Americans and practice English.

Friday Night Dinners   -   Fall/Spring Semester

At this event you will be introduced to American culture and the history of Thanksgiving in the USA. We also arrange an opportunity for you to spend Thanksgiving Day with a Host family. 

Thanksgiving   -   November

Celebrate Christmas with a Host family and experience the meaning behind many traditions. At the last IFM Friday Night dinner an interactive Christmas Dinner provides an opportunity to learn more about this special celebration in America. 

Christmas   -   December

Come on Friday Night for a special program with culture, history and activities surrounding this focus on love. 

Valentine's Dinner   -   February

Grace Chapel in West Columbia hosts a Sports day at their big gym. Food and games are also included in this fun filled family day.

St Patrick's Sports Day   -   March

Learn about Easter and the meaning behind it by spending the day with a Host Family. IFM also has a special program on Friday Night Dinner to celebrate this special day. 

Easter   -   April

As students come and go we want to celebrate all that has happened and the friendships that were built. This is another special program that occurs on Friday Night at the end of the USC semester. 

Farewell Dinner    -    May

Different activities are offered during the summer to keep building relationships and community. Stay tuned for these events by signing up for our mailing list. 

Summer Activities   -   June - July 



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