Cross Cultural Connections (CCC) pairs undergraduate international and American students as conversation partners. International students can strengthen their grasp of the English language and familiarize themselves with American culture, while student conversation partners get the opportunity to learn about different cultures. Both students also get the opportunity to make a new friend!
Partners are assigned based on mutual interests, shared majors, or the capacity to build an endearing connection. Once assigned, partners coordinate among themselves to meet for 4 hours each month to have a conversation or do an activity together. CCC also hosts a monthly meeting for its members designed to help foster a sense of community.
CCC encourages American students to introduce their partners to their friends. Help make them feel welcome at UConn. The program values intimate, face-to-face interactions as a means of fostering a more global UConn community.