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SPEAK: Conversation Group

ELS SPEAK Conversation Group

SPEAK 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.
  • to have fun!

Please see below for information:ELS SPEAK Conversation Group

  • When: Wednesdays 12:50pm - 1:40pm
  • Where: 6th Floor Tower
  • Who: All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.
  • RSVP is required if you would like to eat lunch with us. RSVP by 1 p.m. on Tuesday before the meetingFood will be provided, but please bring something to drink.

Join us: let's chat and have fun!

Thank you all for attending and making it a successful program! 

If you are a current student or employee and would like to help with planning, please contact

2019 Spring Dates


Let's chat about...


Name of Facilitator(s)

January 30, 2019 Cancelled due to weather Social / Small Talk 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Renata Phelps
February 6, 2019 RSVP Closed Team building 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Ellisa Cole
February 13, 2019 RSVP Closed Study tips 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Ellisa Cole
February 20, 2019 RSVP Closed  Job interviews 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Ellisa Cole
February 27, 2019 RSVP Closed Health / Understanding your insurance 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) SHWC
March 6, 2019 RSVP Closed Traveling / Staycationing in Chicago 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Beth Ontrop
March 13, 2019  __________ No Session __________ __________
March 20, 2019 __________ No Session   Spring Break __________ __________
March 27, 2019 RSVP Closed Pop Culture trivia 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) International Center
April 3, 2019 RSVP Closed Food / restaurants 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Beth Ontrop
April 10, 2019 RSVP Closed Games / Problem solving 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Office of Campus Life
April 17, 2019 RSVP Closed Dealing with stress 6th Floor Tower (6C7-1) Renata Phelps

*SPEAK is only available at Mies Campus. SPEAK does not meet during summer.