In our conversation partners program, you can practice a language one-on-one with a native speaker—and make a new friend!
Strengthen your language skills
We will match you with an IU Bloomington student who can help you learn a language that interests you, and who wants to learn your language. You and your partner will talk and write in both languages. Because your partner will be a native speaker, you will learn how to use the language in daily conversation. You will learn about each other’s culture, too. The matching process is based on the number of American students who join the program.
An informal and flexible program
You and your partner will meet at least once a week during the semester. OIS has reserved a space in the IMU, but you can meet whenever and wherever you want. Feel free to try out locations other than campus buildings, such as coffee shops, American or international restaurants, parks, or the IU Art Museum.