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ORGANIZATION: International Institute of Wisconsin

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 42 people are interested

The International Institute of Wisconsin is looking for dinner hosts in the Madison area, who understand the value of hospitality!

Through our International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), we welcome delegates to Wisconsin each month. They are brought to the U.S. by the Department of State to participate in professional exchanges. These emerging leaders represent a variety of fields: global economics, agriculture, law enforcement, STEM, education, journalism, government, judiciary, youth, women's leadership.

Visitors travel to 3-4 cities across the U.S over 3 weeks. During their visit, the they enjoy the opportunity to sit down and share a meal with American citizens. Meals may be home-cooked, pot-lucks, picnics, BBQs, with a local family, a group of friends, or an organization.

If you are interested in hosting 3-4 visitors for dinner during 1 night, please contact us for further details.

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About International Institute of Wisconsin


1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 420, Milwaukee, WI 53203, US

Mission Statement

The International Institute of Wisconsin is an organization dedicated to the promotion of international cooperation, understanding, and a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural perspective through education, exchange, communication, social activities, art and immigration and citizenship services.


Founded in 1936, IIW is serving a wide variety of cultural, social and educational needs in the state of Wisconsin. There are four main departments through which IIW fulfills its mission:

Immigration, which also includes refugee resettlement and combating human trafficking, has as its main goal to aid in the development of strong families. This is accomplished though case management for newly arrived refugees or assistance in applying for permanent residency and citizenship

The translation and interpretation department aims to provide comprehensive language services through a roster of over 150 trained interpreters who speak over 50 languages collectively.

The International Visitor’s Leadership Program, a national program through the Department of State, promotes citizen diplomacy by designing and coordinating meetings for international leaders with their counterparts or experts in their field and providing home hospitality and cultural events during their stay in Wisconsin.

IIW also provides numerous educational programs and presentations for schools, museums, local organizations and the general public throughout the year. Most notably, IIW has hosted the Holiday Folk Fair International for over 65 years. This annual celebration takes place at Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, and is a three day event celebrating culture and diversity by bringing together over 30 ethnic groups to showcase their unique traditions.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, International


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22 S. Carroll StreetBest Western Premier Park HotelMadison, WI 53703



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • We will send you information about hosting opportunities. Choose the ones that interest you. Each opportunity is about the duration of a fun dinner party, or about 3-4 hours.
  • Serve food that is observant of dietary restrictions as needed: religion, culture, allergies. Engage in a respectful cultural exchange.

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