The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 38 universities selected as hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, June 16-July 30, 2017. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) brings 1,000 leaders from sub-Saharan Africa to US universities for academic discussion, leadership training, and community engagement.
UW-Madison will host 25 young leaders, ages 25-35, who represent 20 different countries, and we are especially excited about the cultural exchange that is fostered over a shared meal through opportunities like Community Host Dinners.
In addition to participating in professional and academic sessions, we would like Fellows to engage with the Madison community and its members. As part of this effort, we are looking for volunteers to host 1-2 Fellows for Sunday evening dinners during their time in Madison. We are eager to introduce Fellows to a variety of American households, so hosts of all genders, races, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation and living arrangements are encouraged to participate.
If interested, please use this survey to indicate your hosting availability and we will follow up to confirm participation. Look for a full listing of Fellow biographies in early June, to be posted here.