International Scholars

Social and Conversation Groups

Conversation groups

OIA Scholar Conversation Hour

This group meets every Tuesday during the Ohio State academic year and provides an opportunity for the international community at Ohio State to improve their English conversation skills and understanding of American culture while sharing their own culture, insights and experiences. Thirty minutes of lecture on the topic of the day followed by 30 minutes of small group conversation practice. All are welcome to attend including native English speakers who would like to help our international community engage in conversation.

For more information, please contact:

The Office of International Affairs
160 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road

English in Action (EiA)

This program matches newcomers to the United States by partnering them with American volunteers for weekly, one-to-one conversation practice sessions. More details are available online.

For more information, please contact:

Pat Moore

Women's groups

International Neighborhood Coffee Hour (INCH)

Offers free small group English classes and opportunities for women and children to make friends and enjoy activities. This group includes child care, and light snacks are provided. Meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact:

International Neighborhood Coffee Hour (INCH)
University Baptist Church
50 West Lane Avenue

The University Women's Club (UWC)

Established in 1895, the University Women's Club (UWC) is composed of faculty, faculty wives and staff, and is recruiting members from the community at large. One of its main goals is to raise money for the UWC scholarship fund. The UWC meets on the first Monday of each month between October and May (excluding January) at 11:30 a.m. in Ohio State's Faculty Club. There are also various interest groups women can join.