Center for International Studies

Conversation Partners

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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  In the subject line please put one of the following:

Conversation Partner - International Student

Conversation Partner - American

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Students meeting in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge