Are you interested in volunteering with international students?

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the ELI. Volunteers can join the weekly Conversation Café. To find out more, visit our website or contact us at conv@umbc.edu.

If you are interested in volunteering in the classroom, during UMBC activities/fieldtrips or if you want to assist ELI students with tutoring and cultural adjustment, please contact us at eli@umbc.edu or call 410-455-2831.

Conversation Partner Program

The ELI Conversation Partner Program matches English speaking UMBC students, faculty and staff with ELI students. The goal of the program is to promote cultural exchange, international friendship, and language learning. UMBC volunteers will have an opportunity to meet an individual from another culture and to experience a unique perspective of the world they live in. Often, volunteers and ELI students form lasting relationships, and some volunteers even visit their new friends in their home countries! For more information, please visit our conversation partner page for more.