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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.

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 select the yellow “make an appointment” button at the top of the page to schedule 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. Please select the yellow “make an appointment” button at the top of the page to schedule a student consultation appointment.

Let's Chat Workshops

Let’s Chat Series gives students a chance to make new friends, develop their communication skills and learn in a fun, new way.

Offered via Zoom register here!

  • Interviewing Skills
    • Thursday, Jan 30: 3–4pm
  • U.S. Culture and Communications
    • Friday, Feb 7: 2–3pm
  • Working in Groups
    • Friday, Feb 14: 4–5pm
  • English Pronunciation
    • Friday, Feb 21: 2–3pm
  • Presentation Skills
    • Friday, Feb 28: 2–3pm
  • Classroom Discussions
    • Wednesday, Mar 4: 2–3pm
  • Humor and Sarcasm
    • Friday, Mar 20: 2–2:30pm
    • Join us via Zoom!
  • Slang and Idioms 2
    • Thursday, Mar 26: 2–3pm
    • Join us via Zoom!
  • Slang and Idioms 2
    • Friday, March 27: 2–3 p.m.
    • Join us virtually via Zoom.
  • Slang and Idioms 1
    • Friday, Apr 3: 2–3pm
    • Join us via Zoom! 
  • Virtual Interviewing
    • Friday, Apr 17: 2–3pm
    • join us via Zoom!

 

 

 

 

 

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.  RSVP here!

Tempe – Student Services Building Amphitheater

  • Social Confidence
    • Thursday, February 6: 2–3 p.m.
  • Making Life Easier by Developing Your Intuition
    • Thursday, March 19: 2–3 p.m.
    • CANCELLED!
  • Clearing Your Schedule and Cutting out Stress
    • Thursday, April 9: 2–3 p.m.
    • CANCELLED!

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.  To attend any of these workshops, RSVP here

Tempe – Memorial Union (room specified below)

  • Will You Be My Valentine? Healthy relationships
    • Wednesday, February 5: 12–1pm
      • Location: Memorial Union - 226 Graham
  • What is Offensive? Racism and sexism in the U.S.
    • Wednesday, February 19: 12–1pm
      • Location: Memorial Union - 225 Yuma
  • Dangerous Language: curse words
    • Thursday, March 5: 12–1pm
      • Location: Memorial Union - 240 Navajo
  • Who's What? Pronouns in the U.S.
    • Wednesday, March 18: 12–1pm
      • Location: Join us via Zoom
  • Faith in the U.S.: religion and diversity
    • Wednesday, April 1: 12–1pm
      • Location: Join us via Zoom!
  • What is free speech?
    • Wednesday, April 22, 12–1 p.m.
      • Location: Join us virtually via Zoom.

 

How Does It Work?

The How Does It Work? Series provides a step by step guides on a variety of processes and activities international students will encounter while attending ASU.

Tempe 

  •  Understanding your Priority Task List
    • Tuesday, January 13: 12:30–2:30pm
      • Location: Memorial Union - 227 Pinal
  • Understanding you Priority Task List
    • Wednesday, January 15: 3–5pm
      • Location: Memorial Union - 227 Pinal
  • Public Transportation in Phoenix
    • Wednesday, January 22: 3–4pm
      • Location: Student Services Building - Amphitheater
  • Navigating the ASU on-campus employment search
    • Friday, January 24: 2–3pm
      • Location: Student Services Building - Amphitheater
  • Super Bowl 101
    • Wednesday, January 29: 3–4pm 
      • Location: Student Services Building - Amphitheater
  • Navigating the U.S. Health System
    • Thursday, February 13: 4–5pm 
      • Location: Student Services Building - Amphitheater

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


Have questions?
Live Chat available 1–4pm M–F

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Or email us at issc@asu.edu