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As a host friend, you will provide:

  • 3-4 day homestay
  • Comfort and support during students' first days in Eau Claire

After the homestay, hosts and students contact one another at least once a month.

Are you interested in learning more about another culture without leaving Eau Claire?  If yes, then becoming a Host Friend is for you!  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.



Upcoming Homestay Dates:

Fall 2015: August 21 - 24, 2015

Spring 2016: January 16 - 20, 2016

request-more-info-smallContact Us:

For more information about becoming a host to an international student, please contact the Community Outreach Coordinator, at 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 communityCheck out our Cultural Program opportunities!

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