Conversation Leader and Partner Programs – Part-time job and volunteer opportunities at UCSD


Conversation Leader Program Overview (part-time, on-campus job, working with international students):

Part-time, on-campus jobs, are available assisting EFL/ESL instructors in the classroom by engaging international students in conversation. Usually instructors divide the class into groups of 3-5 students and will give leaders an exercise to do or a topic to discuss with the students.  The purpose of the Conversation Leader Program is to give international students an opportunity to practice English with native English speakers and interact with American students.  Being a Conversation Leader can be a very exciting and rewarding experience.  It’s a great way to meet people from other countries and learn about their cultures.  There are numerous work opportunities throughout the year, with flexible working hours.  Please contact Ali at, to learn more.

Conversation Partners Program Overview (volunteer language and cultural exchange program):

The Conversation Partners Program List is a list of volunteer UCSD students and employees who would like to help UCSD Extension International Programs (IP) students with English conversation, usually in exchange for practice with another language (i.e. if you are trying to learn Japanese you could pair up with a Japanese student and practice English half of the time and Japanese the other half) and/or you can just offer to help students with English.  This is a great way to improve your foreign language conversation skills and learn about other cultures.  To learn more, or join, please click here.


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