Conversation Partners

The Conversation Partners Program matches international students and scholars with American students in order to increase their intercultural competencies, share culture and help the international students with their English-language proficiency.

Meet the Author: Zack Root

I’m currently a junior at the University of Idaho, majoring in both Biology and Spanish. Here on campus, I am the president of the Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society and also participating in undergraduate laboratory research. Next spring, I am planning on studying abroad at the University of Salamanca, Spain. As I was preparing to study abroad, I discovered the different IPO programs and became determined to work as an assistant in the office. Now I coordinate the Conversation Partners Program, which is designed to help integrate international students into the campus community by pairing them up with American students to practice their English. I’m very proactive, optimistic, and willing to always take on new challenges.


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