Are you interested in learning more about another culture without leaving Eau Claire? If yes, then becoming a Host Friend is for you! You will be matched with a new UW-Eau Claire international student. Students spend 3 nights in host's home, and then hosts and students contact one another at least once a month for activities.
UW-Eau Claire's host friend program is an excellent opportunity to be involved with the university atmosphere, learn about a new culture, and build life-long international friendships!
Listen to what Host Friends
have to say about the program!
How Do I Become a Host Friend?
To join the host friend program, you must submit an online Host Profile.Once that has been received, the Community Outreach Coordinator will send you the Hosting Agreement form. The Community Outreach Coordinator will conduct a background check, phone interview, and two reference checks before being admitting to the Host Friend Program.
Host Friend Frequently Asked Questions:
For more information about the program, please read our "Host FrequentlyAsked Questions" here.
Expectations of the Program:
The expectations of the program are outlined here. This information is given to both students and hosts.
2013 Homestay Dates:
Spring semester: January 12th - 16th, 2013
Fall semester: August 23rd - 26th, 2013
2014 Homestay Dates:
Spring semester: January 11th - 15th, 2014
Fall semester: August 22nd - 25th, 2014
For more information about becoming a host to an international student, please contact the Community Outreach Coordinator, Michael Buenger, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-715-836-4411.
*Students are not eligible to become a host friend. However, there are plenty of opportunities for students to be involved with UW-Eau Claire's international student community. Check out our Cultural Program opportunities!
Or, simply enter your information below and you will be contacted shortly with more information from the Community Outreach Coordinator. Any information provided here will not be shared with any third party entities and will be kept confidential.