Monday, June 29, 2015

International & English Language Programs Opportunities for UW Students

Do you want to become involved in an international community? Would you like to practice your foreign language skills and/or help others practice their English? Do you want to share your culture and learn about others’ cultures? You need a conversational partner!

The UW IELP Language exchange is a program which matches students enrolled in the International and English Language Program with native English speakers who want to improve their skills in another language. A pair will spend half of the time speaking in English and the other half speaking in the language they are learning.

This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn, practice another language, and share culture and language. We have many students who speak Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Students who speak other languages are also welcome to apply and will be matched when possible! We also have many exchange partners who are interested in a cultural exchange but want to speak only English with their partners!

If you would like to be matched with a conversation partner, please sign up online at

Do you want to work in a classroom setting? Do you want to help others practice their English? Become an In-Class Facilitator!

These volunteers come to our International and English Language Program classes once a week and help instructors lead small-group discussions in their English with our students. This experience is more structured; we place you in a classroom according to your availability and you work directly with teachers and students at a set time and place.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at

Ambassadors are volunteers that have a chance to talk and integrate new students into our program. Ambassadors play an important role in orienting students through a new and often scary experience. Some activities ambassadors participate in are Conversation Clubs, Resource Fairs, activity trips, and a mid-quarter party.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at
If you have any questions, please email Johanna at