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Contact Us At:
716 Langdon Street, Room 223

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


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Temporary Home Stay (Students)

Some Madison-area residents open their homes to international students, faculty and visiting scholars for 2 to 3 nights when they arrive in Madison. This is an invitation to provide welcome and friendship; there is no charge to students and no funding for volunteers. International students have found this to be most helpful, as it provides a brief period of rest, comfort, and initial adjustment while they seek long-term housing in dormitories, apartments, and boarding homes. In addition, hosts can often answer the many questions international students always have about life in Madison and the USA. Hosts represent the diversity of our community.

Students who are interested in this program should:

  1. Fill in the Temporary Home Stay Application Form.
  2. Email the form to MFIS. If email is not available, fax (608-262-2838) or mail it to the address shown on the form
  3. Space in this program is limited and students wishing to have this experience should apply as early as possible. Please submit your application at least two weeks prior to your arrival in Madison.
  4. Hosts are volunteers who agree to provide housing for up to 3 nights, free of charge.

Contact MFIS Office at (email subject: Temporary Home Stay) for more information about this program.