Center for International Studies
Conversation Partners is a program where international students are paired with U.S. WIU students for conversational purposes. Conversation Partners are expected to commit to meeting at least once a week for the duration of the semester.
Conversation Partners represents a wonderful cross-cultural sharing opportunity with mutual benefits and gives both U.S. and International students an opportunity to celebrate their differences. It give participants a chance to expand their horizons, or sometimes even a chance to travel to other countries. It is a great opportunity to help students from around the world learn more about American culture, customs and lifestyle.
In addition to the cultural experience, it is a great way to build a resume! If you are interested in meeting an talking to people from other countries, Please Join the Conversation Partners Program!
For more information or to sign up to be a conversation partner, please send an email to CIS-Activities@wiu.edu. In the subject line please put one of the following:
Conversation Partner - International Student
Conversation Partner - American
Students meeting in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge