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The Communication Exchange Program

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Fordham University

Are you outgoing, friendly and interested in meeting people from different cultures? Are you looking to spruce up your resume with valuable volunteering experience? ... then we have the program for you!

The Communication Exchange Program provides the opportunity to connect students with graduate international business students who won't be able to attend university in the US this year to help them practice their informal listening and speaking skills and provide them with an opportunity to connect to New York City and American culture from their own country.

CXP is ideal for people who are open minded, non-judgmental, accepting of cultural differences, interested in education and how it applies to people’s lives, and excited to learn from others.

How does the program work?

Each volunteer must commit to meeting with their communication exchange partner for 1 hour per week for the duration of the academic semester, attend virtual mandatory orientation and training, and provide the program director with feedback throughout the term. Volunteers can negotiate their own schedule (AM or PM)

As a partner, you will:

  • share your culture with an international student
  • hone your cross-cultural skills
  • expand your global network by meeting new people and making new friends
  • take on a leadership role
  • prepare for your future career by gaining valuable resume-building experience
  • make a difference.

To participate, you must:

  • volunteer for a minimum of 1 hour per week for one semester
  • be fluent in both written and spoken English.

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About Fordham University


113 West 60th Ave, New York, NY 10023, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service is to educate students to promote human rights and social justice. We strive to improve the well-being of people and communities through our work.


The mission of the Gabelli School of Business is to inspire and empower positive global change, developing students into compassionate business leaders and supporting faculty and students in the ongoing generation of new knowledge.

The Gabelli School of Business will be recognized as the worldwide leader in socially conscious business education. It will enjoy a strong reputation for generating knowledge through research and disseminating it to the next generation through inspired, innovative teaching. The school will leverage its rigorous academics, global outlook, New York City location, and Jesuit heritage to educate students in all business disciplines with the mindsets and capabilities that enable business to move society forward.

Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity


Tue Sep 15, 2020 - Sat Dec 05, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 1 hour per week per semester

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