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INTERLINK connects with the Local Community

Kick Off Pizza Party: Mario Robayo, Ashley Moody, Veronica Ibe, Sung Woo Chun, Megan Stevens, and Cristina Gonzales

INTERLINK is proud to report that one in every four INTERLINK students has a conversation partner, thanks to 23 English-speaking volunteers.  The conversation-partners program began in the fall of 2010 with the goal of connecting INTERLINK students with UNCG students, faculty, and staff.  The program benefits INTERLINK students by giving them opportunities to practice their English with proficient or native speakers.  Moreover, all participants benefit from meeting new people, learning about other cultures and having shared experiences.
One INTERLINK student, Clener Almeida (Brazil), says “My conversation partner helps me a lot! She is wonderful and it’s a really good program.” Another student, Yuchen Hou (China), stated that his conversation partner has helped him improve his vocabulary. The Conversation Club is very lively and meets Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm at Coffeeology on Tate Street.


Cristina Gonzales and Kaylee Webster really getting into the conversation

Recently, we had a Conversation Club Kick-Off Pizza Party for English-speaking conversation partners, Conversation Club participants, and INTERLINK students. The event was well attended by INTERLINK students and English-speakers alike. Attendees participated in icebreakers to get to know each other and then spent the rest of the hour mingling and munching on pizza.
INTERLINK also took students to the Central Carolina Fair, where they got to see enormous rabbits and enjoy deep-fried Carnival fare like turkey wings and funnel cake. Assel Aljaied (Saudi Arabia) won Fuzzy, the INTERLINK Bear, by shooting five balls into a basket.


Fuzzy, the INTERLINK bear

On Tuesday, October 25, we will hold an INTERLINK Halloween Social from 5pm to 6pm! Come in costume! If you are interested in attending the Halloween Social, having a Conversation Partner, or in joining the Conversation Club, please email Casey Thomas at thomascm@interlink.edu.

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- Vol 11, ed 1: September 2011

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