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Arizona State University is committed to the success of our international students by providing a variety of student success resources.

Let's Chat Series is designed to help engage and assist ASU’s international students. We host fun and interactive weekly workshops and offer free tutoring for English-related questions. Brought to you through a collaboration between International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) and Global Launch, Let's Chat Series gives students a chance to make new friends, practice their English skills, and learn in a new way.

All Let’s Chat Series Workshops and Leadership Workshops will be held in the Student Services Building Amphitheater.

Let’s Chat Student Consultations

ASU students (undergraduate or graduate) can work one-on-one with a communications expert in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific communication strategies including pronunciation and public speaking. Please email drew.ross@asu.edu to make a student consultation appointment.

Let’s Chat Visiting Scholar Consultations

Visiting scholars can participate in a private session, in which they will work with a language consultant in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific language strategies and fluency support, including pronunciation, enunciation, and grammar. To make a visiting scholar consultation appointment, please email Chung-Ning.Gonzalez@asu.edu.

Let's Chat Workshops

  • Having Conversations with American Peers: Small Talk
    • Friday Aug 23: 2-3pm
  • Public Transportation
    • Thursday Aug 29: 2-3pm
  • Slang and Idioms 1
    • Friday Sept 6: 2-3pm
  • U.S. Culture and Communications
    • Thursday Sept 12: 2-3pm
  • Having Conversations with American Peers: American Football
    • Wednesday Sept 18: 3-4pm
  • Navigating the U.S. Health System
    • Friday Sept 27: 4-5pm
  • Working in Groups
    • Friday Oct 4: 2-3pm
  • English Pronunciation
    • Thursday Oct 10: 2-3pm
  • Presentation Skills
    • Thursday Oct 17: 2-3pm
  • Having Conversations with American Peers: Pop Culture
    • Friday Oct 25: 2-3pm
  • Classroom Discussions
    • Thursday Oct 31: 2-3pm
  • Interviewing Skills
    • Friday Nov 8: 4-5pm
  • Humor and Sarcasm
    • Thursday Nov 14: 2-3pm
  • Slang and Idioms 2
    • Friday Nov 22: 2-3pm

Leadership Workshops

In collaboration with the Leadership Society of Arizona, we will be offering workshops to assist students in developing important leadership qualities. The workshops are free for all students.

Tempe – Student Services Building Amphitheater

  • Creating a Happy Life
  • Building a Network
  • Effective Free Time

Navigating U.S. Culture: Lunch n’ Learn Series

Navigating U.S. Culture: Lunch n’ Learn Series offers students a chance to learn about specific issues they will encounter and see in U.S. culture and society. These workshops are open to all students and will include free lunch.

Tempe – Memorial Union (room specified below)

  • Dating in the U.S.
    • Thursday September 5: 12-1pm Memorial Union 229 - Santa Cruz
    • RSVP here
  • Being Politically Correct: a discussion on race and gender
    • Thursday October 3: 12-1pm Memorial Union - 224 Gila
    • RSVP here
  • What is Free Speech?
    • Thursday November 7: 12-1pm Memorial Union - 224 Gila
    • RSVP here 

For questions about any of these programs, please contact us at issc@asu.edu.