The International Dialogue Program

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A tutor program for Elliott School international graduate students

The International Dialogue Program was founded in October 2013 and is a tutor program specifically for Elliott School international graduate students.

  • 2 hours of free tutoring per week
  • One-on-one sessions with a local Elliott School graduate student
  • Session content flexible to the international student’s goals
  • Session examples include tips for academic writing, job search help, discussion and conversation practice, and “crash courses” on American culture
  • Opening mixer and cultural activities throughout the semester

Email International and Academic Initiatives at for more information! We open the program to new students at the beginning of each semester. There are no sessions during summer vacation.

Program Participant Testimonials

"I really appreciate this program. It not only helps to improve my English but also provides a fantastic opportunity to know more about American culture!"

-Jessie (Guan) Wang, Fall 2015 Participant

“The International Dialogue Program offers me a great opportunity to practice oral English. My language partner also introduces his friends to me and helps me better understand American culture. In one word, it is a great experience!”

-Siwei Xiang, Fall 2015 Participant