Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program aims to promote inclusion at Brown by pairing individuals with diverse language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. In the program, multilingual students and Brown staff members are paired for a semester and meet a minimum of twice per month for informal English speaking practice.

A student and staff member seated at a table smile at the camera while drinking coffee

Fall 2023 Conversation partners 

Please see our Staff Guide and Student Guide for additional information about the program. 

Registration is now open for the Spring 2024 semester. Students and scholars can fill out this brief Google form here to apply to be matched with a partner for the Spring semester. 


Four conversation partners sit around a table chatting

Conversation Partners get to know one another at the start of the semester


A student and two staff members sit around a table chatting

Student and staff chat at a Conversation Partners coffee hour