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Conversation Do's and Don'ts

Conversation Do's and Don'ts from CIEE Support on Vimeo.

Other Suggestions:

  • Be confident!
  • Step outside of your comfort zone and talk to different groups of people.
  • Make it your goal to meet 3 new people every day.
  • Join clubs/groups/teams – this is a great way to make friends!
  • Pay attention to what classmates are talking about (movies, TV shows, music, etc.). If you don’t know anything about the topic…learn about it!

Conversation Starters:

  • Things you have in common – “What did you think about that History test last week?”
  • Upcoming events – “What are you planning to dress up as for Halloween this year?”
  • Hobbies – “What do you like to do in your spare time?”
  • Popular Culture – “What did you think about POPULAR BAND’s new album?”