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Conversation Group

ELS SPEAK Conversation GroupSPEAK is an opportunity for both international and domestic students, faculty, and staff to get together, share experiences, and learn from one another. The goals of SPEAK are...

  • to engage both international and domestic students in conversation.
  • to have international and domestic students expand their cultural knowledge.
  • to make friends globally.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. The average number of attendees is around 30 students. Please see below for more information.ELS SPEAK Conversation Group

  • When: Wednesdays, September 20 12:45pm - 1:40pm
  • Where: 6th Floor Tower
  • RSVP: All are welcome to attend; RSVP is required if you would like to eat lunch with us. 

Food will be provided, but please bring something to drink.

Join us and let's chat!

Thank you all for attending and making it a successful program! SPEAK will be on break for summer, but we will be back in Fall. If you are a current student or employee and would like to help planning, please contact

2017 Fall Dates RSVP Link Let's chat about... Location* Name of Facilitator(s)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 RSVP Closed Dating and Weddings

6th Floor Tower (6C7-1)

Beth Conry
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 RSVP Here Fall Activities around Chicago 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Elizabeth Johnson
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 RSVP Here Pop Culture 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Ellisa Cole
Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 3pm RSVP Here Listen to and learn about Blues Music from Fruteland Jackson Wishnick Hall (WH113) Mary Jorgensen
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 RSVP Here Board Games 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Thomas Barone
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 RSVP Here Halloween 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Basia Krupa-Ryan

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

RSVP Here Popular Sports in the US  6th Floor Tower (6D6-1) Jason Romano
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 RSVP Here Small Talk - Making Friends 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Tracey McGee
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 RSVP Here Farewell Party - Thanksgiving and Holidays 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) All

*SPEAK is only available at Mies Campus.