Activities

The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students at Western Michigan University offers many service-learning, cultural, and recreational activities and trips to help international students engage with the campus and local community.

Activities

Spring

Summer

  • Kingsman Museum

Fall

  • John Ball Zoo
  • Ladies Tea
  • Gull Meadow Farms
  • West Michigan Dog Show
  • Service learning at Friendship Village Retirement Community

image of hello in various languagesConversation Circles

The Conversation Circle program is open to all WMU students. It was designed to help CELCIS students make connections with other students and practice conversational English. For WMU students, it is a great way to learn about different cultures. For everyone, it's a great way to meet new people and have fun.

Participants are put into groups of five or more people. The group meets at least once a week to chat in English about various topics. The conversation can be about campus life, culture, food, or anything else you find interesting. Groups meet during the fall and spring semesters. Meeting times are determined by you and your group. Meetings are held in public places on campus.

If you are interested, complete the Conversation Circle application form and submit it to the CELCIS office located on the Garden Level of Ellsworth Hall. You may also email it to celcis-activities@wmich.edu

Application for CELCIS students

Application for English speaking volunteers

Service learning

Each semester, CELCIS provides opportunities for students to volunteer in the Kalamazoo community. This is a great opportunity for students to give back to their community, practice English, and make new friends.

Contact information

CELCIS Activities Coordinator
0530 Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-4800
celcis-activities@wmich.edu