Welcome to MFIS!
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.
Each year in the spring MFIS elects a new Board of Directors. To see the current Board members for 2015-16, click here.
What's Next for Volunteers
Madison Friends of International Students will be holding the annual reception on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 1-3pm for new international students, scholars and family members. The event includes a brief talk by a current member of the State Legislature at 1pm, a guided tour of the Capitol building at 2pm, and a chance to enjoy food and conversation with MFIS members. Volunteers are needed to provide refreshments and to visit with students and their families. Please sign up below to volunteer for this event.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1koajOBtlJ_G5l2j4pSKaUltpAszoto8xY7HlTl19Pno/viewform
We’re looking for volunteers who are interested in one-on-one friendship with an international student, scholar or family member. MFIS’ Global Friends program matches local residents with interested members of the international community for informal conversation, recreation or social gatherings. For more information and to complete our volunteer application, click here.
Update Your Communication Preferences and Volunteer/Donor Information
As we grow, we need to ensure we're able to use efficient communication with our existing volunteers and donors to make best use of your time and donations. Please tell us how you would prefer we communicate with you and whether you have any updated communication information (email address, new postal address, etc.). To provide this information, click here.
What's Next for Students
"Each year the Madison Friends of International Students holds a reception in January for new international students, scholars and family members. The event includes a brief talk by a current member of the State Legislature, a guided tour of the Capitol building, and a chance to enjoy food and conversation with MFIS members. Please sign up below to reserve your spot." https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l-fs9Svr8Fxnxj958oWF8Hqav0CJLfu6cFaxCVvpUCM/viewform?usp=send_form
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 would 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.
How to Contact Us
|Address||716 Langdon Street, Room 223, Madison, WI 53706, USA|
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.