||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Peer Guide Program
Assists International Students
MAILED: March 3, 2000|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for International Education is accepting applications for its Peer Guide Program.
Students will learn about peer guide responsibilities and activities at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Davies Theater.
The two-week program is designed to emphasize cross-cultural communication and to assist international students in their adjustment to life at UW-Eau Claire during the August international student orientation. It gives students an opportunity to learn about other cultures and to share with international and other American students the knowledge they have gained at UW-Eau Claire.
The program involves one week of training and one week of orientation. During orientation week, peer guides provide tours of the campus, offer assistance with academic advising and registration, and assist students with moving into dorms. They also lead workshops on topics such as living with an American roommate and roommate relationships, as well as perform skits that introduce different campus organizations. Peer guides help international students feel comfortable and welcome at UW-Eau Claire.
For students who cannot attend the informational night, applications will be available March 17 at the Center for International Education, 111 Schofield. Completed applications are due Monday, March 27.
Contact Phillip Huelsbeck or Fay Bobb, (715) 836-4411, for more information.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 3, 2000