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UCSD English-in-Action ProgramUCSD English-in-Action Program
The International Center's missions are: To promote and support international exchange and education. To provide the UC San Diego community with experiences that foster global perspectives, cross-cultural competence, and appreciation for diversity. T... Read more
To promote and support international exchange and education.
To provide the UC San Diego community with experiences that foster global perspectives, cross-cultural competence, and appreciation for diversity.
To support UC San Diego international students, scholars, and education abroad participants with services that enhance the quality of their intercultural experience and contribute to their academic success.
To facilitate UC San Diego's participation in global scholarship and international educational exchange.
About the program
The International Center’s English-in-Action (EIA) tutor program matches international students, scholars and spouses with volunteer tutors to help our international visitors with conversational English language skills, simultaneously helping them to acquire a better understanding of American culture and to acclimate more quickly to their new environment. Our tutors are community members, faculty, staff, and students.
Conversation partners usually meet for 1.5 to 2 hours per week at the International Center or at another location that is convenient for both.
The EIA program is a rewarding learning experience for the international guest and volunteer, as they both gain considerable cultural insight and a deeper understanding and appreciation for diversity.