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The Conversation Partners Program is a volunteer program that matches international graduate students who want to practice their conversational English skills with a member of the BC community. The purpose of this program is to help connect people across the university for conversation, cultural exchange and friendship.


  • Partners are expected to contact each other to set up a regular meeting time.
  • Meeting locations are set  up by the partners. You may find a good place on campus to talk over lunch, coffee etc. (Murray House, Hillside Cafe etc) or meet off-campus.
  • Meet for a mininum of a hour a week.
  • Submit a program evaluation form.



International Students   English Speakers
-Practice English
-Exposure to US culture
-Personal development
-Meet New People
  -Practice Teaching skills
-Cultural Awareness
-Communication Skills
-Meet New People
-Add to your résumé 

Become a Conversation Partner

CPP Applications Are Now Closed!  

English Speakers

International Students

If you have any questions, please email us at

The deadline to sign up for the program is September 16th. Once you sign up, it will take a few weeks to match you with a partner. You will be notified of your match by email before the beginning of October.