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Overview

The Conversation Partner Program is an exciting opportunity for mutual cultural exchange while practicing conversation skills in English and other languages (foreign language is not a requirement). Students who live(d) abroad, students returning from Study Abroad, students who want to learn a new language or travel abroad are the ones who will most likely benefit from it

Program Information
  • Partners meet 1 on 1 for at least one hour per week. 
  • Discussion topics and monthly activities are provided to facilitate conversation and a meaningful experience.
  • Applications are accepted at the beginning of each semester.
  • Partners are matched within the first few weeks of the semester. 
  • Every effort is made to accommodate personal preferences; however preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Information about the pairing is sent via email.

Contact personEmma Lundeen (540) 568 6119.

Overview

The Conversation Partner Program was originally developed to assist international students in their adjustment to life at James Madison University and to the United States.  Through collaboration, the program also focuses on providing opportunities for students returning from Study Abroad to continue their global learning, for students interested in fostering relationships with individuals from around the world, and for students who wish to practice another language with a native speaker. 

This program is an exciting opportunity for mutual cultural exchange while practicing conversation skills in English and other languages (foreign language is not a requirement).

Benefits
  • Learn about another culture
  • Practice your conversational English and/or another language
  • Share your culture and experiences
  • Develop your Global/Intercultural Fluency and meet one of the Career Readiness competencies that employers are looking for when hiring their top employees.
Program Contact Information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office: isss@jmu.edu (540) 568-6119.

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