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Change your life with high-impact practices

We do things a little differently at UW-Eau Claire. With opportunities to get involved in research, study abroad, internships, cultural immersion and service-learning, your world will expand the moment you step onto campus. Our liberal arts curriculum encourages Blugolds to get out there and live what they are studying now, not after they graduate. Join the nearly 90% of students who participate in at least two high-impact experiences that will give you the confidence and courage to discover your dream career and make it real.

UW-Eau Claire has challenged me in many ways and has left me a better person than when I came in as a freshman. It has given me the chance to compete as a college gymnast, conduct research alongside professors, support my community, make lifelong friends and get accepted into graduate school.

Claire Lorbiecki Kinesiology

Bring your studies to life

Gain more than you thought possible with countless opportunities to take what you've learned and put it into practice. Whether you choose to conduct your own research project, study abroad, organize an event or pursue a leadership position, you'll quickly find just how much you — and your dreams — grow. 

What will you do next?

Madisyn Hammick

Study Abroad

Study abroad is a great way to learn, and at UW-Eau Claire we provide the resources to make it happen. Imagine how much your world will grow when you attend classes while living in another country. Explore the possibility and expand your future.

Experience of a lifetime
Students studying in Guatemala

Cultural Immersion

Immersion programs may take you down the block, across the country, or to the other side of the world. Whichever option you choose, you will gain a new perspective and be forever changed by the people you meet and the things you see and do.

Immerse yourself
Dr. Liz Glogowski with students in materials science lab

Undergraduate Research

If you'd like the opportunity to participate in research, UW-Eau Claire is a great choice. From the moment you step onto campus, you will have the chance to collaborate with faculty in research, presentation and publication. Start now!

Learn beyond the classroom
Lauren French


Internships are a great way to learn more about your chosen academic field. When you become a student at UWEC you will be provided with countless resources and opportunities to aid you in finding an internship that’s right for you.

Get out in the real world
UWEC student poses with Fiji school children


Are you ready to contribute to the world around you? Active citizenship allows you to learn skills, investigate careers and build confidence. And it feels great to give back, too! All Blugolds complete 30 hours of service-learning before graduating.

Explore service-learning
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