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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 & students are asked to maintain monthly contact for the first semester the student is here.

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 via email. The Community Outreach Coordinator will conduct a background check, phone interview, and two reference checks before admitting you to the Host Friend Program.


Host Friend Frequently Asked Questions:

For more information about the program, please read our "Host Frequently Asked Questions" here.



Upcoming Homestay Dates:

Spring 2016: January 16 - 20, 2016

Fall 2016:  August 26 - 28, 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.

*Current, traditional UWEC 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!

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.

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