Social and Cultural Activities

Every semester, the ALI plans social and cultural activities for our students. Check out our Facebook page for activity announcements.

Spring 2020 flyer

ALI Conversation Partners

The purpose of this program is to help ESOL students improve their English conversation skills, help ESOL students learn about U.S. culture, and help academic student learn about other cultures and perspectives. This program also gives UMKC academic students and community members the opportunity to learn about other cultures and what it is like to be an international student.

In this program, partners meet at least once every two weeks for an hour or more for conversation. We strongly recommend that you meet in person. However, if you cannot meet in person, you can use Zoom to make a video call with your partner. You can also use Face Time or Skype.

We run the program during the regular school year (fall and spring semesters). There is no program during the summer.

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