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Peer Guide Opportunity Description & Application


  • Must be a current UWEC student and have completed two semesters prior to international student orientation week.
    • Two semesters must be fall and spring. Winter and summer terms are not considered.
  • Current good academic standing (GPA of at least 2.50)
  • Available for and attend the entire Peer Guide training week, international student orientation week, and reflection meeting (see Peer Guide Dates to Remember for specific dates)
  • Candidates that are selected must pass a background check.
  • Submit ALL required application materials (application, resume, and two references) by the application deadline of Friday, March 13th, 2015.
    • Returning (veteran) Peer Guides ONLY need to submit an application and resume, references are still on file.
    • References must be from a supervisor or manager (i.e. faculty, manager, staff supervisor, R.A.'s, student organization chair person, academic advisor of a club, hall director, etc.).
    • At least one reference must be from the university community.


  • Welcome and assist new international students (undergraduate and graduate) in their adjustment, orientation, and transition to UWEC's campus and Eau Claire culture.
  • Attend, participate, and assist with international student orientation activities and events.
    • Mandatory attendance for international student orientation week (August 24th - 28th, 2015).
  • Encourage international students to participate in all orientation activities.
  • Act as a guide, resource person, provide peer support, and answer questions for a group of 8-10 international students.
  • Facilitate access to university programs, services, & resources (i.e. registration process, student organizations, etc.).
  • Discuss any questions, difficulties, or concerns with the CIE staff members.
  • Conduct workshops regarding social issues, campus life, and cultural adjustment.
  • Participate in organized social activities during orientation week.


  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Empathy and helping skills.
  • Compassion for others.
  • Cross-cultural awareness, understanding, and sensitivity.
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic workload.
  • Great time management skills.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, and dependability.
  • Ability to muti-task.


  • Fulfill all 30 hours of service learning requirement.
  • Receive a monetary stipend upon completion of international student orientation week to help defray expenses (i.e. meals, social activities, etc.).
  • Skill development/enhancement experience for future employment.
  • Personal satisfaction of making a positive impact on international students.
  • Enhance your global cultural perspectives.
  • Create lasting friendships with UWEC international students and other Peer Guides.
  • Letter of recommendations available upon request.


  • Mandatory week long Peer Guide training just before fall semester (August 17th - 21st, 2015).
    • Lunch will be provided all week.

Application Instructions:

Before starting the online application process, please review the above position description requirements to make sure you qualify and that you have the required materials.

To start the online Peer Guide application process, click the "Apply Now" button located below.

The application process requires basic applicant information, answers to questions, and résumé.  New Peer Guides only will be required to submit two references.

The application process requires you to log in with your UWEC log-in credentials (i.e. CampS username and password).  You will also have the option to save an in-progress application.

  • Résumé: Must be attach to your online application.  Preferred formats are .doc and .pdf.

  • References: References must be filled out during the online application process.  The CIE will contact the references after you have submitted your application.  It is recommended that you notify your reference immediately upon submitting your application to inform them they will be contacted (by email first) within 2-3 business days to fill out a reference form on your behalf.  It is the applicants responsibility to make sure references forms have been submitted on their behalf.
If you choose the 'Save and Close for Later' option when applying, you will need to log back in through eForms at: Selection is based on application materials and interviews. Those selected for an interview will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Contact Person:

Sarah Vowels
Community Outreach Coordinator
Center for International Education I Schofield 3
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire I Eau Claire, WI 54702 USA
Phone: 715-836-4411 I Fax: 715-836-4948