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Conversation Partners

The IEI Conversation Partner Program is designed to give IEI students rich opportunities for making friends with American students as well as opportunities for practicing their English skills in relaxed, informal settings.  The program is primarily meant for American students studying at The University of Memphis and international students studying at IEI.  If you are a native English speaker who would like to lend your services to our students but are not a part of the University of Memphis, please contact our office for more information about how you can help.

Please read the Conversation Partner Program Guidelines before completing an application.

Conversation Partner Application

Need ideas?
Questions? Contact Nina Clark

Friendship Families

Memphis families are invited to extend hospitality to international students during their time of study in IEI. If you are interested in opening your home to our students for dinner, a family evening, shopping or any other family activity, contact us. This is not a home stay program, but an opportunity for our students to build friendships with families during their time in Memphis.

More information about Friendship Families

Friendship Family Application

Questions? Contact Stacey Trimble

Service Opportunities for IEI Students

IEI students have many opportunities to experience American culture through service. These opportunities are also a great way to practice your English in the real world.

Service Opportunities

Questions? Contact Stacey Trimble