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English Language Program


The ELP, the OIA and Chatham University offer a wide range of activities that provide language learners with opportunities to practice their target language in an informal and relaxing environment. These activities also foster global understanding, cross-cultural communication and exchange, and above all, friendships.

Conversation Partner Program

In order to apply to this program, please complete the Conversation Partner Program application form and send it to You can also click here to apply online.


Throughout the year, the OIA hosts several parties including a “Global Mixer” in September and January to welcome back study abroad students and to help International students make new connections and end-of-semester parties, usually held in December and April.

Holiday Celebrations

Sometimes the ELP program teaches about American holidays, but students can actually participate in any holiday celebrations on campus, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc. More information regarding these celebrations is available in the Student Activities calendar and MyChatham.

Karaoke Night

One of the best nights during the school year is the International Karaoke Night. Usually held in November and February, students who are learning a foreign language and international students gather together to sing, laugh and party. Check your email from International Affairs or go to myChatham for more information.

Field Trips

The ELP organizes various field trips in and outside Pittsburgh. This provides excellent opportunities for students to make new friends and explore the city of Pittsburgh.

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Chatham University Office of International Affairs