Thanksgiving Hospitality

Set an extra place or two at your Thanksgiving table this year . . .

and share your holiday food, family and traditions with an international student.  Past students say this is one of the most memorable experiences they have while in the U.S. while Hosts & families tell us they enjoy making lifetime international friends.

In 2018, 82 MSIF volunteers responded to over 250 international students, welcoming them into their homes to share the holiday spirit and a great Thanksgiving meal.  Photos from last years’ events can be found here.

We expect much student interest this year and early sign up by volunteer hosts will hopefully help us meet each and every student’s request to participate in this opportunity.

Volunteer DEADLINE is  November 18.  We expect even more student interest this year, so register now to help us meet each and every student request.  Simply click here Volunteer Thanksgiving Registration Form to provide information to match you with your international guests.  Students will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and notifications will start on November 1st.

If you are a new volunteer, click to complete the Volunteer Application Form (VAF).  This form helps us to meet University requirements by pre-approving volunteers to host  students in their homes.   Please note: you only need to fill out a VAF once.

Students – Experience a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. . .

the most  American of all holidays!   MFIS Volunteers are are eager to welcome you and your family or friends into their homes to share food, family and traditions.

Student DEADLINE is November 11. To register now, click Student Thanksgiving Registration Form to join a local family on Thursday, November 28 and enjoy this truly American experience.

Contact MFIS Office at info@mfismadison.org (email subject: Thanksgiving Hospitality) if you have further questions.