The English in Action program matches English-speaking community volunteers with Stanford international graduate students, visiting scholars, post-doctorates, or spouses. Partners meet weekly for casual conversation and cultural exchange.


For Internationals

This program is not for beginners. Beginning English speakers, please contact these local Adult Education programs, their classes are free of charge:


Male volunteer with five male internationals.

To participate

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For CCIS Volunteers

Female international with her female English In Action partner.

This program provides volunteers and internationals with the opportunity of meeting once a week for an hour to practice English and develop a friendship.

Each academic year, we expect nearly 300 EIA applications from internationals for a one-year conversational partner.

Volunteers needed - Please consider becoming an EIA partner

Eleven female internationals with female volunteer in a park.

To participate

For more information: