Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection

About CCCC

The Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection (CCCC) Program is a program that arranges small conversation groups of international students and American students for conversation, friendship and cross cultural awareness.

The purpose of the CCCC Program is to develop cultural understanding in today's global community by connecting people from different cultures through conversation.

The program has been organized and facilitated by the ESOL Program since 1995.

To learn more about participants' experiences in the program, click here.


Agenda of CCCC

The CCCC Program officially begins with the CCCC Kick-off Party, usually held in the fourth week of each semester. This is wheregroup members can meet and exchange contact information for the first time.

After the party, group members usually meet for one hour a week until the end of the semester. By joining the program, group members commit to meeting at least ten times. They decide where and when to meet and what to do. Many participants go to the movies, study together, or meet for coffee.

Participants can apply in the spring or fall semester. Applications are due by the end of the second week of the semester; after this time, participants may be placed on a waiting list.

If you still have questions or wish to apply, feel free to contact us at cccc@bgsu.edu.

Applying to CCCC

The next CCCC Program will begin shortly after the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester. We will begin accepting applications in August of 2015.  Apply to participate by clicking on the link below: