International Student Activities

Conversation Partners

collage of conversation partners 

International Student Application

American Student Application


Conversation Partners is a program that pairs international students and domestic WIU students for conversational purposes. Conversation Partners are expected to commit to meeting at least once a week for the duration of the semester.  The program 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 gives participants a chance to expand their horizons and 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 and talking to people from other countries, apply today!

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