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International Student Orientation

Going to a university in another country is exciting and overwhelming. We want you to feel comfortable at UW-Eau Claire, which is why we make sure you arrive a week before classes begin to get acquainted with campus through Orientation. During this week you will have something to do every moment. You'll meet other international students, get comfortable at your new home and prepare for your studies at UW-Eau Claire. Whether you're touring the campus, scheduling classes, checking out local musicians at a nearby park or meeting other students — you won't be bored for a second!

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  • Orientation Schedule of Events

    • Day 1: Move into residence halls
    • Day 2: Placement testing, student IDs, banking
    • Day 3: Immigration responsibilities, learn City Transit
    • Day 4: Campus services, meet your Academic Advisor and RA
    • Day 5: Campus resource fair, textbook rental

    Intensive English Program Orientation 

    Our Intensive English Program (IEP) offers an experience as individual as you are. We are committed to providing a high-quality program with courses that focus on academic language to prepare you for success in your studies at UW-Eau Claire. During your orientation, you will take a placement exam for ESL. This will help determine which ESL courses you will take for the semester.

    Peer guides are here for you

    No matter where you're coming from, you are guaranteed a peer guide when you arrive at UW-Eau Claire. Your peer guide is a current student who is excited to show you around and answer any questions you have.

    Your peer guide will:
    • Introduce you to other students
    • Provide a campus tour
    • Provide essential information on social customs in the U.S.
    • Answer your individual questions.
    Students in IEP will also have a peer mentor who will:
    • Guide you through Orientation
    • Serve as a classroom mentor throughout the semester.
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    The Center for International Education

    Want more information about being an international student at UW-Eau Claire? Check out the Center for International Education's page to learn about taxes, insurance and more.

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    Opening Day

    The pieces to your room are coming together and you’re ready to get out and meet new people. At Opening Day, you’ll meet a lot of classmates, find your classrooms and learn about the academic side to UWEC.

    Check it out


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