Office of Recruitment and International Relations seeks conversational partners

Volunteer your conversation skills at UPEI summer language camps
Posted: 
Friday, May 26, 2017
English language summer camp students and volunteers visit Green Gables Heritage Place

The UPEI Office of Recruitment and International Relations is seeking volunteers to serve as conversational partners at its summer programs. In its fourth year, the International English Language Summer Camps welcomes students to UPEI from all over the world where they will participate in daily activities to improve their English language skills. Students will take English Language Program (ELP) courses in the morning while engaging with volunteers in fun, educational activities during the afternoon.

UPEI is looking for several people to volunteer, spend time on campus, and participate in activities with these students. Volunteers will serve as conversational partners to help students learn, and develop their English language skills. The camps will be ongoing throughout the summer beginning on July 4. For more information, please visit http://projects.upei.ca/englishsummercamp/.

This opportunity will allow volunteers to learn about another culture, participate in fun socio-cultural activities, and help international students. The program is registered with the PEI Community Service Bursary Program, which recognizes high school students for their volunteer work by providing them with a bursary of up to $500.

Please contact Joy Mackinnon (jjmackinnon@upei.ca) for more information on how you can get involved.

About the UPEI Office of Recruitment and International Relations

The Office of Recruitment and International Relations facilitates the recruitment of students, English Academic Preparatory (EAP) classes, student exchanges, assists in official visits from international delegations, and provides academic and personal services to UPEI’s many international students.

About the English Language Summer Camp at UPEI

Students between the ages of 16 and 22 spend two to six weeks learning English in the morning and participating in fun, academic socio-cultural activities in the afternoon. Highly qualified and experienced English language instructors work very hard to help students make improvements in speaking and listening, and to improve their overall confidence with the English language. Students share their cultures and learn about such things as Anne of Green Gables and LM Montgomery; Canadian culture and history; global issues and the environment.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Dave Atkinson
Research Communications Officer
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