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 proposed Board members for 2015-16, click here.
What's Next for Volunteers
It’s Annual Meeting time! This year’s event will be on Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church on Franklin Avenue. We’ll be featuring Vietnam, with an authentic catered meal and a program. For full information and to register online, click here.
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.
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
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.
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.
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|
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.