Thanksgiving Hospitality

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

and share the joy of one of our biggest US holiday traditions. Our international student tell us year after year that sharing in a traditional holiday experience with a local family is by far one of their most memorable experiences during their time in Wisconsin.

We expect even more 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.  Recaps from previous years and more photos can be found in our past events section.  Please remember to send us your stories and photos from 2018!


Volunteer Signup

Volunteers can register now to be paired with a student (or 5!) this Thanksgiving (November 22nd, 2018.) If you are a current volunteer, it’s that easy.

If you are new to MFIS and have not yet completed the Volunteer Application Form (VAF), you will be asked to do so. The VAF helps us meet University requirements by pre-approving volunteers to host students in their
home.  Please note you only need to fill out the VAF once.

Student Signup

Students can register to participate in a traditional US Thanksgiving dinner by clicking on the blue button.

If you have any questions about the Thanksgiving Hospitality program, you can contact the MFIS Office at