Once you read this, within minutes you will want to be part of the Host Friend Program!
The Host Friend Program, for many international students, is one of the top reasons why students choose to come attend our internationally esteemed University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire! The Host Friend Program is highly regarded and enjoyed by all of its members, participants, and supporters. The Host Friend Program provides many great reasons for international students to join, such as: provide students a weekend home stay in a comfortable home upon arrival; help with periods of transition and cultural adjustment; familiarize students to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and U.S. culture; and to start, build, cultivate, and grow a nurturing and supportive network for the benefit of the student. The Host Friend Program matched the students with kindhearted, compassionate, and eager individuals and families (hosts) from the within the Eau Claire community. The international students are introduced to new and exciting customs, adventures, and experiences they would have been unable to enjoy without the support of the Host Friend Program's existence. The hosts are also immersed with the same new and exciting customs that would most likely not have been experienced or discovered without the Host Friend Program. During the time at UW-Eau Claire, international students create lifelong friendships and bonds with their hosts, and in some cases, are reunited as time passes and their paths cross again!