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Contact Us At:
716 Langdon Street, Room 223

Madison, WI 53706, USA
Phone: (608) 263-4010
Fax: (608) 262-2838


MFIS events and students

Welcome to MFIS!

MFIS Mission

The mission of Madison Friends of International Students is to connect Madison-area international university and college students, scholars, and any accompanying family with local residents to provide support and assistance as well as to foster cultural exchange, global goodwill, and friendships around the world.

What's Next for Volunteers

Come to the Annual Meeting & Dinner!

  • When?    Thursday, May 1
  • Where?  First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Click here for details and signup information.

MFIS Announces Candidates for the 2014-15 Board of Directors
At its May 15, 2014 meeting the MFIS Board will elect Board members for the coming year. All MFIS members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church. Nominees for the Board are:

Anisha Akula
Sherry Caves, Past Co-President
Mara Helmke, Treasurer
Kathryn Lederhause
Joanne Lenburg, Past Co-President
Bob Nolan
Martha Olsen
Marian Piekarczyk
Daryl Sherman, President

If you have questions about the MFIS Board, contact the MFIS office by emailing or call 263-4010.
Volunteer Opportunities for Summer, 2014:

  • Get to know a member of our community as part of our Global Friends Program through informal conversation and informal meetings that you schedule yourselves. Click here to volunteer.
  • Click here to help our Furniture Program volunteers as they assist new students looking for useful items for their rooms and apartments.
  • Click here to volunteer as a host for an incoming student or faculty member with our Temporary Home Stay program. 

    Questions? Contact the MFIS office by emailing or call 263-4010.

What's Next for Students

Furniture Program
Is your new apartment a bit bare? Would some furniture help? MFIS' Furniture Program offers many different items for a very low price. For information, click here

Global Friends
Would you like to get to know an American and have an opportunity to speak English on a friendly, social basis? If so, perhaps you’d like to sign up for MFIS’ Global Friends program. Students are matched with interested local residents, and participants decide together how often and where to meet, and what they would like to do. For details, including an application form, click here.

Temporary Home Stay
MFIS offers 2-3 nights of hospitality for new students, faculty and visiting scholars when they arrive in Madison. Local residents volunteer to serve as hosts. Click here for information about this program.

How to Contact Us

  Address 716 Langdon Street, Room 223, Madison, WI 53706, USA
  Phone (608) 263-4010
  Fax (608) 262-2838

The office is staffed by volunteers between 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, Monday through Friday. 
Please feel free to drop by during these hours! When the office is not staffed, volunteers continue to check email and voice mail and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.