A Welcome Party, organized at the beginning of each academic year has become a tradition for the Vietnamese student community at MU. Participants include new and current Vietnamese students at MU together with their families and friends. Our guests are the Board of Directors of TVI and other faculty and staff members who have a strong interest in Vietnam and Vietnamese people. Everybody gathered together, met the new students and enjoyed talking with old friends. All enjoyed the Vietnamese BBQ dinner with many Vietnamese specialties such as spring rolls, lotus seed juice, dragon fruit, etc. The party was also a time for our community to say thanks and farewell to former VSA Board members and to welcome the new Board for VSA.