University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




CHEPD 121 Programming

30 hours

Supervisor: Yiliu Yang
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer CHEPD 121 Program is a Dual Degree Program between UWEC and Chinese Partner Institutions. CHEPD 121 Programming Service-Learning Project aims at helping new CHPED 1+2+1 students better adapt to their life in UW-Eau Claire. It provides a platform to connect the new students with continuing students. The Volunteers will help with new students during the first semester. This program includes activities such as airport pick-up, helping check-in and move-in on the arrival day, campus/city tour and assist CHEPD new students' monthly meetings.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (UWEC) prepares its students for a diverse world, provides international learning experiences, and expects its graduates to attain cross-cultural and social competencies. To achieve these goals, the Center for International Education dedicated to connecting international students with other students on campus. We support campus internationalization and EDI initiatives and advocates for intercultural competency and lifelong inquiry.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students need to be familiar with the campus facilities to provide better guidance for new-coming students. They are also be acquainted with the on-campus and community resources including shopping, public transportation, etc. Students shall have a sense of responsibility and safety awareness. Good organizational and communication skills are required. Bilingual is a plus (fluent in English and Mandarin). To better interact with international students, volunteers need to be patient, engaging, and friendly. Respect cultural differences and practice Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) all the time.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer To acquire Intercultural Communication Skills: When volunteers engaged in the welcoming activities with new international students, they can share their own experiences in how to combat with culture shock and eventually will acquire the intercultural communication skills by experiencing it, share it and get more out of it! To learn organizational and Planning skills: This project requires both work both individually and through teamwork. During the semester, volunteers will work on both short term and long-term goals and design schedules accordingly. They will learn and practice being organized and being efficient. To gain problem-solving experiences. This project will also bring opportunity to deal with problems and emergency. For example, the problems may occur such as delayed flights, lost luggage, help student with homesickness, etc.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Each student needs to finish 15-hours of work time during the semester. It starts a week before the fall/spring semesters begin. Please expect more hours will be required during the orientation week.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Students who are interested in applying for this program need a mentor. Usually, mentors can be faculty or advisor. After they agree to it, students and mentors need to decide the type of their reflection activity. Reflection activity is the last step to complete the service-learning program. It can be a reflection paper, journals, or PowerPoint presentation, etc. If you have further questions regarding this program, contact the supervisor of this project at