Conversation Partners


Welcome to the Conversation Partners Program at UT Southwestern, coordinated by the Office of International Affairs. This unique initiative aims to bridge the cultural gap by connecting our international trainees with native English speakers, who are employees of UTSW. The primary goal is to facilitate meaningful conversations and foster cultural exchange through connecting with one another.  

The partner pairs casually meet periodically during lunch time or another part of day; on campus or off campus. This will facilitate an opportunity for our international participants to practice their English conversation skills and build lasting relationships with their American conversation partners.  

This program requires a 20 week commitment of one hour per week to meet in-person or virtual with your conversation partner. Join us in creating a vibrant community where language learning goes hand in hand with the joy of forming connections.  

Become an English Conversation Partner

International Visitors

  • Practice English conversation
  • Learn about American culture
  • Meet new people
  • Develop lasting friendships
  • Get a Certificate of Participation

Native, English-Speaking Volunteers

  • Learn about other cultures
  • Develop communication skills
  • Meet new people
  • Add to your resume
  • Get a PACT Card


The registration for the Conversation Partners Program will be highlighted through campus updates and visually represented on posters strategically placed across various campuses. Stay tuned for these announcements to seize the opportunity to join this enriching language and cultural exchange initiative! 


If you have questions, please contact the Office of International Affairs by or call 214-648-0010.