Conversation Club

Program Description

Conversation Club is a program designed for international students to improve their conversational English. It gives them the opportunity to meet in small groups, meet new people, practice their English and make friends! The program also offers the American students to meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve their leadership skills while learning about cross-cultural communication.

The groups consist of 3-5 international students led by 2 American students or community members who meet for an hour every week, for 8 weeks during the semester.

Skills American Students (Leaders) Can Gain

By participating in this program, American (native speakers of English) students can:

  • Enhance your leadership skills and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Practice to facilitate conversations in a small group setting
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendship
  • Volunteer hours (1hr x 8 sessions)

Skills International Students Can Gain

By participating in this program, international students can:

  • Enhance cross-cultural communication skills in English
  • Gain skills to participate in a small group conversational setting.
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendships


How to Become a Leader

  1. Leaders Application

    Fill the Spring 2021 Conversation Club (CC) Leader application form by Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Only for native English speakers.
  2. Leaders Training

    Attend the on-line leader training session (session will be recorded if you are unable to attend):
    • Thursday, January 21, 2021 OR Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM - Virtual via Zoom
  3. Kick-off

    The kick-off will occur during the week of January 25 at the time you select as your group meeting time. Details will be given once your application is accepted.

How to Participate as an International Student

  1. Register and Select Your Schedule

    Please complete the Conversation Club Registration form. DUE - Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. After your application has been accepted, you will be able to select your Conversation Club meeting time from several options, based on your availability.
  2. Kick-off

    Attend the Conversation Club Kick-off during the week of January 25, 2021 at the date and time of your selected group.