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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. A brief list of benefits for participating in the Conversation Partner Program is listed below.  We hope you will become a participant!     

Benefits for international student:

  • Learn about the culture of the United States (US) and US colleges and universities
  • Practice conversational English
  • Network with a US citizen
  • Share your culture and experiences

Benefits for domestic student:

  • Learn about another culture (preparation for study abroad or international careers)
  • Practice another language with a native speaker (Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, etc)
  • Network with an international
  • Share about the US culture and your experiences