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The core of the organization

They are exceptional individuals who share a love of their language and a passion for their culture.


​They are originally from Syria, Iraq, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States, Burkina Faso, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


CU welcomes all those who identify as having a background of forced displacement 

Though all conversation partners have a background of forced displacement, no displacement experience is the same.

  • Some have fled violent conflict or persecution.

  • Others lacked job opportunities in their home country and were forced to migrate to support themselves and their families.

  • Others are first-generation citizens negotiating their displacement history within the context of their xenophobic, anti-immigrant nation-states.


We recognize that forced displacement is both an immediate, raw experience and one that can impact families for generations.

Meet the Conversation Partners

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What conversation partners are saying about their experience

"An unforgettable moment — the students were delighted to learn the language and hear about my immigration experience. This semester was wonderful."


French Conversation Partner

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