Conversation Partner Registration for International Students

The conversation partner program runs during the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you are an international student at UWM and are interested in registering for our Conversation Partner Program, please complete this form. By completing this form, you agree that you are a native speaker of a language that is not English, and you are committing to participate in this program for this current semester. This involves checking the email that you put in the form on a daily basis and communicating with your partner(s) and the program administrators as needed. Thanks in advance for your commitment to the program.

Once you have filled out this form, we will be able to match you with a partner.

*Please note: Community members are welcome and encouraged to register, however, we do give matching priority to current UWM students. Community members will be matched on a partner availability basis.

If you have any questions about this form or the Conversation Partner Program, please email the English Language Academy at

International Student Registration: Conversation Partners

  • We will try to match you with a partner that wants to practice your first language. However, this is not guaranteed.
    Certain cultures/religions do have binary gender preferences, so thank you in advance for answering this question
    This question is intended mainly for religious preferences. Thank you for being respectful of that. A gender preference simply based on dating possibilities should not be a priority. Thus, you may not get the gender preference that you requested.
    *Please note that we give matching priority to current UWM students. However, we will match any non-students to partners if we have available partners.