Conversation Partners

Conversation Partners is a program open to anyone, Americans or international students, interested in learning about culture and communication between cultures. The program matches students in an effort to promote global awareness, diversity in understanding, and cultural exchange.

Benefits for International Students

  • Exposure to the American culture
  • Personal development
  • Communication skills
  • Practice English
  • Meet new people and make new friends!

Benefits for English Speakers

  • Practice teaching skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Communication Skills
  • Exposure to a new culture
  • Learn or practice a new language
  • Add international experience to your resume without leaving Arkansas!
  • Meet new people from all over the world and make new friends!

Commitment:

Conversation Partners is a volunteer program that asks for a commitment to meeting at least one hour a week for informal conversation with your partner. The commitment is for one semester, but many students in the program choose to continue being partners for the following semesters.

Ideas for Meetings:

The program is based on individual schedules so that partners can coordinate the best times to meet during the week. For example, partners could meet for lunch or a cup of coffee, study together, invite each other over for dinner, play sports at the HPER Center, go to a movie, etc. Throughout the semester, there will be CGLE-sponsored activities that American conversation partners are welcome to attend.

Sign up HERE for Fall 2022 Conversation Partners

Deadline to sign up: Thursday, September 15th, 2022.

 

For more information, contact us at oipservices@uca.edu.