Conversation Partner Program

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The CIEP Conversation Partner Program pairs American students, staff, and professors at UNI with students in the CIEP.  Partners meet a minimum of one hour each week throughout the academic year.  It is required that students speak English for one hour during the time they are together.  This provides a cultural exchange for both partners, while one is learning English in a conversational setting.   Students have the opportunity to improve English skills, experience American culture, and share their own culture with others.  Students attend various athletic and cultural events together, make traditional food, visit local stores or watch movies together. 

Note: We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 1 2014 session for conversation partners.  All applications submitted after September 9, 2014 will be reviewed for the Fall 2 session. New applicants will be contacted with more information in October.


Check out our brochures below for more information about the Conversation Partner Program: