Global Friends

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This program matches local residents with visiting international students, scholars, faculty members and their family members.  It is a great way to make a new friend and learn more about the local culture.  If you are interested in this program click on the appropriate button below and our Global Friends coordinator will contact you when she finds a match that meets your request.

You can meet your global friend for coffee, invite them over for a meal, go for a walk, or take them to a local attraction such as the farmer’s market, an orchard, a sporting event, or Olbrich Gardens! 



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Volunteer Signup

Click the Volunteer Signup Button to volunteer! Please note that if you are not already registered to volunteer with MFIS, you will also need to complete a one time Volunteer Application Form (VAF).  VAF_button (large)This is a requirement of the University and helps us pre-approve our volunteers for the safety of our students.  Thank you for your understanding!


Student Signup

If you have any questions about Global Friends, you can contact the MFIS Office at:
Address: 716 Langdon Street, Room 223, Madison, WI 53706, USAvisit-of-parents-of-chongyu-zhang_2
Phone: (608) 263-4010