Volunteer to host a King-Morgridge Scholar

The King-Morgridge Scholars Program (, administered by the International Division, will welcome its third cohort of students to campus this August. As part of their introduction to the Madison community and to the university, The International Division is looking for volunteer hosts to participate in a temporary home stay program for these students.

  • Six candidates have confirmed acceptance of their scholarship and are in the process of applying for their student visas.
  • We will be welcoming three female and three male students; the students are 18 to 22 years old and will enter the university as new freshmen. The students are coming from Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya (two), and Rwanda.
  • Arrival in Madison is expected to be August 9-11, 2019, depending on flights. The earliest students will be able to move into their UW Residence Hall will be Monday, August 19. 
    • The length of the home stay can vary based on host preference. We are looking for a minimum stay from arrival through August 19 (approximately 10 days). Volunteers could also host through the weekend of August 24/25, if interested in a longer experience.
  • Hosts need to be able to provide the student his/her own room and most meals. (Generally, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and weekend meals.)
  • Unless within close walking distance, host families need to be located on/near a bus line or be able to provide daily transport to/from campus.
    • Students will need to be on-campus each weekday for orientation activities organized by the International Division. Activities will generally run from 9am to 4pm.

Our first two cohorts reported that home stay was an aspect of the program they really enjoyed and that it helped with the transition to Madison and campus life. If interested in volunteering to host or to request additional information, please contact Jason Jonely, King-Morgridge Scholars Program Coordinator, at