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.

There are three female and three male students, all of which are 18 to 22 years old and are entering the university as new freshmen. The students are coming from Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya (two), and Rwanda.

The students are expected to arrive around August 9-11, 2019, depending on flights, but the earliest they 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, but 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 they are interested in a longer experience.

Host families need to be able to provide the student their own room and most meals, and they need to be either located near a bus line or be able to provide daily transport to/from campus. Students will need to be on-campus each weekday  from around 9-4pm for orientation activities organized by the International Division.

If you are interested in volunteering to host or would like to request additional information, please contact Jason Jonely, King-Morgridge Scholars Program Coordinator at jason.jonely@wisc.edu.