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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

ISS Welcome Event for Spring Semester
Join other MFIS volunteers to welcome new international students to the UW campus at a reception on Friday, January 16, 11:30-1:30pm. If you’re available, please contact the MFIS office.

2015 Capitol Reception
Our annual Capitol Reception for new international students, scholars and staff will be held on Sunday, February 8, from 1-3pm in the Senate Parlor Room of the State Capitol. If you’re interested in attending and volunteering, please click here for more information and to sign up.

Temporary Home Stay
Would you like to welcome a new international student into your home? If you’re interested in MFIS’ Temporary Home Stay program, please click here for more information or contact the MFIS office.

Global Friends
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.

What's Next for Students

2015 Capitol Reception
Have you visited the Wisconsin State Capitol? Would you like to chat with MFIS members and tour this historic building? If so, please sign up to come to the MFIS Capitol Reception for new international students, scholars and staff. It will be held in the Senate Parlor Room of the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, February 8 from 1-3pm. The event will feature food, conversation, a brief talk about the state government, and a tour of the Capitol. For more information and to sign up, 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.

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.

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

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.