Conversation Friend Information

The Conversation Friend Program matches international students, scholars or spouses with a local FFIS volunteer for one-on-one English conversation. Conversation Friends meet for one hour each week for English conversation and practice. Students will be matched with volunteers of the same gender.

Conversation Friend volunteers range in age from high school and college level to retirees but all share the same desire to help international students, scholars or spouses practice conversational English and make new friends.

The Conversation Friend Application is open from September 1 through February 1 every year.

Apply here:

Program Coordinators:


June Brooks, 541-914-7735

Craig Biersdorff, 541-517-7652