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Experience UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

International students can join our UW-Eau Claire – Barron County family to obtain an Associate of Arts + Sciences degree while getting the opportunity to experience everything our campus has to offer. From small classes to personal attention and a strong curriculum, you will gain an advantage here that will set you apart as you continue your global learning.

International Program Highlights

  • The UW System Guaranteed Transfer Program offers you the option to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison or one of the other University of Wisconsin campuses. Our advising staff will help you prepare to apply to a university to complete you bachelor's degree. 
  • Located in smaller communities that are safe and friendly, so you can enjoy an authentic American experience and get to know American students.
  • Small classes, so you receive one-on-one help.
  • Personal attention from highly-qualified professors (85% have highest degree in their field).
  • With annual tuition of US$12,950, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County provides you a quality education.
  • Assistance from an international student advisor to guide you through your experience at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County.
  • Comprehensive orientation to help you adjust to life on your new campus.
  • Improve your English language skills while completing academic coursework. Proficiency requirement of 61 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS.
  • Strong university curriculum provides the foundation for more than 200 majors including engineering, business, finance, education and many more.
Two male students cooking in residence hall kitchen at Barron county.

Housing at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County offers a privately owned and operated housing facility with suite style living for students.

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UWECBC Mathematical Research & Applications Club

Student Organizations

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire-Barron County recognizes that club activities are important to the overall educational experience. Pictured here are members of Dr. Wufeng Tian’s award-winning Mathematical Research & Applications Club.

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  • Ready to apply? Learn more about the international student admissions process.
  • Resources

    Academic Services

    For students who still require a bit more work on their English language skills (but who do not require a full-immersion program), we have English as a Second Language (ESL) certified instructors who teach courses in writing, speaking and reading so that English language learners can further develop language skills as they begin their academic courses.  Our speaking course features a “conversation partner” program and our campus offers free one-on-one tutoring in an array of academic subjects such as English composition, math, biology and psychology.  We offer several computer labs on our campus, as well as an engineering lab.

    Immigration Resources

    Navigating the immigration process can be confusing. You will find current information about becoming an international student in the United States when you visit these websites.

    Study in the States – United State Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    How to Navigate the US Immigration System – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

    Community Connections & Friendship Families

    The UW-Eau Claire – Barron County International Program features a network of local residents fondly referred to as Community Connections. These individuals help international students become acquainted with Rice Lake and its scenic surrounding area, as well as our active (and sometimes adventurous) Midwestern lifestyle. These neighboring friends embrace learning about other cultures as they join in many campus activities, host outings to community events and often invite international students to their homes to experience holiday celebrations and American culture throughout the semesters.

    Please email the International Program Advisers for further information about participating in Community Connections.

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    International Education Coordinator

    Breann DeVillers
    119 Meggers Hall

    International Student Advisor

    Sonya Swearingen 
    104 Meggers Hall


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