Conversation Partner Program

As a CELOP student, you have many opportunities to practice your English outside of the classroom. Our Conversation Partner Program matches you with native English speakers who are students and members of the Boston University community. Matches are made based on language requested, age, and interests. Once matched, partners decide where and when to meet. Meetings are typically one hour per week. The only request is that you and your partner spend at least half of your time speaking in English.

Apply for a Conversation Partner

PLEASE NOTE: This program is only run during the fall and spring semesters. It is not available during summer or spring interim programs. We will try our best to match you with a partner, but cannot guarantee a match.

CELOP Students Apply Here

  • Important

    This is a semester-long commitment. Please apply only if you are going to be in Boston for at least 8 weeks. Unfortunately, this means that students in the 6-week program are not eligible to apply for the Conversation Partners Program. This program is only run during the fall and spring semesters. It is not available during summer or spring interim programs.
  • Please enter a value between 16 and 99.
  • Please be specific. For example, "Mandarin," "Spanish," or "Arabic."

BU Students Apply Here