Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection
The Cross Cultural Conversation Connection (CCCC) is an
extracurricular program that has been organized and facilitated by the
English for Speakers of Other Languages office since 1995. The CCCC
program runs during the fall and spring semesters and connects
American students and International students in small conversation
groups, each with an individual group leader. The purpose of the
Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection is to develop cultural
understanding in today's global community by connecting people from
different cultures through conversation.
Students who participate in the CCCC program commit to meeting with their assigned group members at least once a week, for roughly an hour each week, for the duration of the semester in order to share conversation and cultural activities with one another. In addition, the coordinator(s) of the program hold at least 3 large group activities per semester; these events may include potlucks, welcome parties, game nights, etc.
Students who participate in the program will also:
--Learn about other countries and cultures and share about their own experiences.
--Gain experience speaking English as a Global Language with partners from a variety of different countries and language backgrounds.
--Develop cross-cultural communication skills.
Agenda of CCCC
The CCCC Program officially begins with the CCCC kick-off Party, usually held in the fourth week of each semester. The is where group members can meet and exchange contact information for the first time.
After the party, groups 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.Group may sign up
to meet in the CCCC meeting room, located in 204 East Hall.
Participants can apply for CCCC in the spring or fall semester or
both. Applications are due by the end of the second week of the
semester; after this time, participants may be placed on a waiting
If you still have questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying to CCCC
Applications for participants for the fall 2017 semester will be available in August, please click here to apply.
If you are interested in becoming a CCCC Group Leader (open to juniors, seniors and graduate students), please click here to apply.