"Assist UC San Diego International students, scholars & spouses improve their conversational English


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


9500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla, CA 92037


Community members and students are invited to volunteer with the English-in-Action Program(EIA) to:

* HELP international graduate students, visiting scholars and spouses with conversational English
* CREATE long-lasting friendships
* LEARN more about other cultures while helping applicants acclimate to San Diego and the U.S.

Tutors typically meet with their students for 1-2 hours a week at a location that is convenient for both and scheduling is flexible.

No previous experience necessary!

* Native English language speaker
* Ability to understand people with limited English skills
* Desire to help those in need while fostering cross-cultural exchange
* Sensitive to cultural differences

Please visit http://bit.ly/EIATutorExperiences to hear what current and past tutors have shared about tutoring with EIA.

To apply or for more information, visit our website:
http://bit.ly/UCSanDiegoEIAProgram (click on "Want to be a tutor?") or
email Shelly Taskin at iprograms@ucsd.edu

Orientation will be held at the International Center at UCSD but you can meet with your tutees anywhere on or off campus.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
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