This program allows Madison-area residents the chance to open their homes and hearts to international students and scholars for 1 to 3 nights when they first arrive in Madison. Newly-arriving students have found this to be most helpful, as it provides a brief period of rest, comfort, and initial adjustment before they move into their long-term housing in dormitories or apartments. In addition, hosts can often answer many questions international students have about life in Madison and the US.
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.