Student Information & Registration
Interested in Practicing English and Learning About Different Cultures?
We are currently accepting ECP Members for the Fall 2018 semester! Our Orientation Registration Sessions will be held between September 17th and September 20th.
Who can join the ECP Program?
All UMD members including students (both graduate and undergraduate), staff, faculty, international visiting scholars can join the ECP Program as students free of charge. Additionally, spouses of UMD students and scholars are eligible.
Anyone can join. Community members and people who are not currently a UMD member can join for a $75 fee per semester.
What do we talk about? What do we learn?
The conversation topics include world cultures (including American cultures), values, beliefs, histories, and current events. There are suggestive guidelines available to volunteers and students but the conversations are open to students and volunteers’ interests.
Where do we meet each week?
Conversation Partners can meet anywhere on campus in a public place. Some good places to go are Stamp, cafes on campus, and the libraries.
Conversation Group members will be assigned a classroom on campus. Unless pre-arranged with the volunteer and the program coordinator, the groups should meet in the classroom weekly.
When do we meet each week?
The schedules for the conversation sessions will be available on this website once all registration/orientation sessions are over, and are based on volunteers' availability. ECP participants will be able to view online the conversation sessions that are open and sign-up for the ones in which they can attend.
Why should I join?
This is a great way to meet people from other cultures & fields of studies while practicing conversational English!
How do I join?
If you are a new student and are interested in participating, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/uDWnhClrDeZg39L63 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!