The Office of International Services is in still recruiting for the spring 2017 cohort of the OIS’ signature program, Conversation Partners.
Conversation Partners is a program designed to bring international students and U.S. students together for the common goal of language exchange. International students practice English language skills with a U.S. student, while U.S. students improve foreign language skills with a native speaker. Both are able to improve cultural competencies and gain first-hand language experience by connecting with peers in an out-of-classroom learning environment. Applications can be found online and are due Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Past participants have included students recently returned or interested in study abroad; students studying language, culture, or international-focused majors; recent transfer students looking to connect on-campus; students interested in working abroad; and UIC international students. More information, programs details, and application can be found on the OIS website.