Conversation Partners


The Conversation Partners Program, coordinated by the Office of International Affairs, is recruiting native, English-speaking volunteers and international visitors for its Fall 2023 session, which runs for 20 weeks (Oct. 23, 2023 – March 1, 2024). This program matches international visitors at UT Southwestern with native-English speakers for conversation and cultural exchange. The program provides international visitors the opportunity to practice their English conversation skills while forming new friendships.

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


Registration for the Fall 2023 session is open until Oct. 9. An open house event tentatively scheduled for Oct. 27 will allow participants to meet their assigned partner while enjoying lunch. New participants will attend a virtual orientation before the beginning of the program.


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