Temporary Homestay - Students/Scholars

MFIS volunteers provide free temporary housing for 1 to 3 nights when you first arrive in Madison.  Students have found this to be most helpful, as it provides a brief period of rest, comfort, and initial adjustment while you finalize moving arrangements for your long-term housing in a dormitory or apartment. In addition, hosts can often answer questions you may have about life in Madison and the US.


Despite the ongoing COVID situation, several MFIS volunteers have expressed an interest in providing Temporary Homestay for the fall 2022 academic semester. The health and safety of our volunteers and students is a top priority for MFIS, so if you are interested in temporary housing when you arrive in Madison for fall 2022 please be aware of the COVID risk and take precautions you deem as necessary. The number of MFIS volunteers providing temporary housing may be limited so spots will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sorry, all temporary homestay placements for fall semester, 2022, are currently full and no new international student registrations may be accepted.

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