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 the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve their leadership skills while developing  cross-cultural communication.

One group usually consists 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 about different cultures
  • Develop new friendships

Application

How to Become a Leader

  1. Leaders Application

    Fill the Spring 2022 Conversation Club (CC) Leader Formby Friday, January 28, 2022 by 9PM. Only for native English speakers.
  2. Leaders Training

    Attend one leader training session in the ISS classroom, Holcombe Hall:
    • Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  3. Kick-off

    The kick-off will occur during the week of February 7, 2022. Details will be given once your application is accepted. Week 1 will be the week of February 14, 2022.

How to Participate as an International Student

  1. Register

    Please complete the Conversation Club (CC) Student Form by Wed, February 2, 2022, by 9PM.
  2. Select Your Schedule

    Once ISS finishes the leaders training, we'll know more about session schedules. After your application has been accepted, you will be able to select your Conversation Club meeting time from several options, based on your availability.
  3. Kick-off

    The kick-off will occur during the week of February 7, 2022. Details will be given once your application is accepted. Week 1 will be the week of February 14, 2022.