The goal of the activity is to offer a friendly and casual place for student willing to practise a foreign language, here french. We usually go to a bar to really release us from any schoolar pressure.
Gathered with some friendly people, we launch conversations by introduction rounds and usually the conversation follow naturally. If it doesn't, which didn't happened this time, we always have some icebreaking games ready.
It's always gratifiying to see international students exchanging their facebooks and insta to keep in touch after meeting during one of those kind of event. For the organisers' part, it's nice to have more and more people trying to speak your mothertongue.