The goal of the English Buddy program is to build friendships between internationals of all life stages and fluent English speakers. Through this program, we hope to offer internationals many opportunities to practice their English as well as learn about the American life and culture. If you are an international looking to practice English or just make new friends, you can do so in 3 ways!
In 1-on-1 pairings, you are matched with a fluent English speaker buddy, based on various things such as location, interests, language proficiency, etc. Our goal is that this match would turn into a new friendship for both you and your buddy.
We also host group socials throughout the year so that you and others in the program can experience each other's holiday cultures, as well as meet others in the program. Events include celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival, Christmas, Easter, and many more. Due to COVID-19, all group socials have been temporarily suspended.
English Buddy has also recently launched a new program called English Corner. This will be hosted every other Sunday afternoon. During these one-hour sessions, we will discuss a variety of topics that allow you to practice your conversational English with fluent English speakers in a small group setting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all English Corner sessions will be held online.
If you are interested in any of these activities, contact us for more information!