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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

Applications for the 2018-2019 Conversation Partner Program will be available soon!

English Speakers

International Students

If you have any questions about the program, please email us at