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.

Conversation Circles—practice english skills

The Conversation Circles program is open to all WMU students. It was designed to help CELCIS students make connections with other students and to 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 spring, summer and fall semesters. Meetings are held in public places on campus. If you are interested, contact Thomas Marks, CELCIS Director, at


Spring semester ACTIVITIES

 Summer semester Activities

  • International Night

 Fall semester Activities


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