Language Immersion Resources
Practice your language skills with young professional native speakers! Every language department has a language assistant who are here to help you practice language conversation skills. Visit WISE to schedule an appointment with your department’s language assistant.
Can't meet with Language Assistants? Through Skype, you can be matched up with a native speaker, who is also interested in learning American language and culture. Don’t stress, you’re both sharing and learning!
Get to know your host town/country by reading national and local newspapers (with mouse-over translation!), search the database for vocabulary flashcards to help with grocery shopping, site seeing, making friends, etc.
VoiceThread is a tool that allows you to upload images and videos, comment in various ways, and share with your friends. Create an autobiography, post pictures of your life in America, and send it to your host family ahead of time so they get to know you! Use it, define it, make it yours.