If you volunteer for the partnership, you will agree to:
Meet your partner at least once a week, at the time of your convenience, using any of the virtual meeting software available.
Sign a service-learning agreement committing to the partnership guidelines.
Notify your partner in advance if you need to cancel a partner meeting.
Fill out a follow-up survey every two weeks to confirm you are having a good experience and to share your progress.
Fill out an anonymous survey after the partnership.
English-speaker students do not need their partner’s language, but it could be a good opportunity to learn some common words with them, if interested.
Latin American students must have a good level of English, at least to be able to hold a conversation.
How will this partnership help English-speaker students?
Many American students have never travelled to other countries and most of them speak only English. Consequently, it is very difficult for them to understand differences between their home countries and other countries.
By talking with someone from a different country, students will learn more about intercultural differences and will also practice communicating with foreign people.
How will this partnership help Latin American students?
As an international student, you may like to improve your written and spoken communication skills in English.
By talking with your partner and getting to know him/her over the weeks, you will enhance your understanding of the language and improve your conversational speaking skills.
You will also learn more about what the American undergraduate student lifestyle is like as well as other countries’ and foreign cities’ culture.
If you have an intermediate level of English, you can register!