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Student videos

Please watch our student-created videos about life on our campus and in our community:

Student Housing and Meals

We have 11 residence halls on campus.  All are dormitory-style, except for Chancellors Hall, which provides apartment-style housing.  All halls have a 24-hour access computer lab, study lounge, exercise room, kitchen, TV lounge, and laundry room.  Learn more about the residence halls

Many IEP students are placed in the International Living Learning Community.  The International LLC serves as a home to students from around the globe who come to UW-Eau Claire for English study.  Students are joined by roommates from the United States who are excited to live with a roommate from another country and help them gain practical English speaking skills right at home.  This community organizes activities to build camaraderie and cultural awareness.  For all students, it makes a large world feel more local.

Students living in a dormitory-style residence hall are required to have a meal plan.  Students in the Intensive English Program are required to have the Platinum Meal Plan.

Student Organizations
IEP Students Downtown

We have over 250 student clubs and organizations here on campus.  We encourage you to get involved with many of these organizations so that you can make friends and practice your English.  Find an organization that interests you! 

ESL Times
ESL Times

The ESL Times is a newsletter created with submissions from ESL students.  Integrated into classes, included are student interviews, photos, articles, and event reviews.  The ESL Times is publish 3-4 times per term.  You can view past newsletters below.

Student Testimonials

Read  what former ESL students have to say about the ESL Program:

"I consider this an extraordinary experience to gain in-depth exposure of English from various aspects and dynamic interaction with the ESL faculty who demonstrate their care, patience and diligence to students from all over the world. I would personally convey my thanks to those lecturers, Ms. Beth Ernst and Ms. Julie Adler who provided the sincere help and support when I was in UWEC and would strongly recommend this programme to those who intend to pick up English as a second language."--Student from China

“ESL 360 gave me information about American culture so I learned a lot. And it helped to understand American culture. Both classes I took helped me to improve my English. ESL 305 allowed me to improve my writing skills. I have to do an internship abroad where I will need to use my English skills. So I enjoyed this class.”--Student from France

“The ESL classes improved my reading, writing and listening skills. With my English progress, it is going to be easier for me to enroll in a PhD program”--Student from Mexico

“I had so many positive experiences this semester. I think my English is better than in the past. I removed my fear of English”--Student from South Korea

“The ESL program is giving to me a useful tool that is a new language which I'm trying to develop day by day.”--Student from Venezuela