emily-ford-studentsOur 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.

img_9486Each spring MFIS holds elections for our board of directors.  To see the list of current board members

and learn more about how to become a board member, please click here.

Keep up-to-date on MFIS news through our newsletters.

2017-2018 By-the-Numbers:



MFIS gained 82 new volunteers 66 generous contributions were received
66%of MFIS volunteers were active (participating in at least one program) in the past year  

MFIS Program



Welcome Picnic 53 325
English Classes 11 74
Furniture 13 203
Global Friends 75 82
Temporary Homestay 38 47
Thanksgiving 64 192
Capitol Reception 27 70