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The Center for International Education provides support for degree-seeking students, exchange students, dual-degree program participants, English-language learners, and visiting professors and scholars.

Orientation and Arrival

Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule:


August 21 Arrival (if you are participating in the Host Friend Program)
August 21-24 Host Friend Program
* Students stay with a local host friend. 
August 24-28 Orientation 
*Attendance is required for the entire week.
August 24Residence Halls open at 7:45 a.m.
* Hosts will help students move into the residence halls.
September 2 Classes Begin

Immigration Advising

The Center for International Education has International Student Advisers on staff to answer any questions about immigration. You may need to make an appointment with an adviser to complete any paperwork necessary.

Cultural Programs

The Center for International Education offers cultural programming that students, staff, alumni, and community members can enjoy.

  • Peer Guide
    Current domestic and international students can meet new international students by becoming a Peer Guide at new student orientation. Peer Guides assist new international students adjust to life at UW - Eau Claire.

  • International Student's Association
    Any student can join the International Student's Association; one of the many intercultural clubs offered at UW-Eau Claire.

  • Host Friend Program
    The Host Friend Program offers a great opportunity for community members and international students to interact. After the short two to three day homestay with a new host student, host friends serve as a contact and a friend in the community to the student.

  • International Folk Fair
    The annual International Folk Fair celebrates culture! All are welcome to this free event.

  • Speakers
    International students may enjoy coming to speak at your event or in your classroom? Send an email to: with information about your needs. We will post it in our weekly newsletter to the international students to see if anyone is interested.