Temporary Homestay - Volunteers

Open your home and heart to an international student or scholar for 1 to 3 nights when they first arrive in Madison!  A Temporary Homestay host can provide any of the following:

  • Welcome the student as they arrive in Madison.
  • Provide a brief period of rest and comfort.
  • Familiarize the student with the UW campus.
  • Assist with their move to long-term housing in a dormitory or apartment.
  • Answer questions about life in Madison and the US.

Questions?  temphomestay@mfismadison.org


Due to health and safety guidance related to COVID-19, MFIS is not providing Temporary Homestay for the fall semester of 2021.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will post our plans as soon as possible regarding temporary homestay possibilities in January for the spring semester of 2022. Watch our COVID-19 Updates and this website page for more information.

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