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
Temporary Home Stay
Would you like to welcome a new international student into your home? When students first arrive, they frequently need a place to stay for a couple days until they can get settled. If you’re interested in MFIS’ Temporary Home Stay program, please click here for more information or contact the MFIS office.
Every year MFIS students and volunteers get together to start off the new school year with a picnic. This year’s picnic will be August 29 at Brittingham Park from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. To volunteer, click here.
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.
Every year MFIS students and volunteers get together to start off the new school year with a picnic. This year’s picnic will be August 29 at Brittingham Park from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information and the chance to register, please 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.