Hours/Availability: By Appointment (see below link & details below)

Location: Online or In-Person (1st floor UI Main Library)

Email: benjamin-hassman@uiowa.edu

Website: https://clas.uiowa.edu/rhetoric/conversation-center

About the Conversation Center

Building an Inclusive Iowa, One Conversation at a Time

Our trained undergrad conversation partners offer free, one-on-one conversation appointments. These 1/2- or hour-long appointments are informal--an opportunity to build social skills, networking skills, or just get to know someone beyond your current circle. We welcome all Iowa affiliated staff, faculty, students, scholars, and family.

Online and face-to-face appointments available M-F 9am-7:30pm during the middle 10 weeks of Fall and Spring Semester (week 4-13), and during the 8-week Summer Session. 

To make an appointment, visit https://clas.uiowa.edu/rhetoric/conversation-center. Be sure to choose "Conversation Center" from the drop-down menu.

What to Expect

Dedicated partners work to build informal and intercultural communication skills with you. Our focus is on conversation as a balanced interaction where both parties speak, ask questions, and build active listening skills. Talk about education, your family, your home, Iowa City, the future, politics, culture, etc. 

Check us out: at the Conversation Center we want to talk with YOU!